Using fireworks near power lines could lead to a fire, explosion, power outage or downed line.Find Out More
EWEB will continue the annual closure of our College Hill Reservoir over the Fourth of July holiday and prohibit fireworks on the property grounds.Find Out More
It's called an FUV, a fun utility vehicle. And we are so having FUN! We are proud to have a small fleet of electric vehicles. Two to be exact.Find Out More
On June 18, with the help of community neighbors, EWEB inaugurated a new emergency water station at the Lane County Fairgrounds.Find Out More
EWEB exceeded drinking water safety standards in 2021 for every type of contaminant regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon Health Authority. The utility has never failed to meet the standards.Find Out More
As a public utility, it is important EWEB check in with customers to see how we are performing. We invite you to share your feedback and opinions.Find Out More
As a public utility, owned by the people of Eugene, it’s important for us to be open and transparent with our customer-owners. The following State of the Utility Address, delivered by General Manager Frank Lawson at the March 1 EWEB Board meeting, highlights key events, accomplishments and challenges of 2021.Find Out More
Here’s an hour of one-time tasks and a few more behavior change goals that will help you reduce your water use, save energy, lower your carbon footprint and save money on your EWEB bill!Find Out More
Eugene’s drinking water received an outstanding performance rating from the Oregon Health Authority.Find Out More
Starting late night Sunday night, an intense windstorm blew over trees and caused just over 2,600 Eugene Water & Electric Board customers to lose power. But EWEB line crews working through the dark hours of the night and early morning promptly restored service for nearly all those customers.Find Out More
Two Eugene Water & Electric Board line crews will spend the New Year holiday weekend through next week restoring power to thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric customers in northeast California after winter storms dumped more than 10 feet of snow in the Lake Tahoe area starting before Christmas.Find Out More
Several hundred customers have been restored, but the smaller outages with five or fewer customers may not be restored until Tuesday or Wednesday.Find Out More
With the National Weather Service predicting snow for the Eugene area Sunday through Tuesday, we want to remind customers that the expected snow could bring trees and branches down onto overhead power lines and cause electric outages.Find Out More
Just as high winds with gusts of more than 30 mph arrived in the Oregon Cascades early Thursday, EWEB has completed aerial trimming around its Carmen-Smith transmission line using a helicopter with saw attachments to trim branches and treetops.Find Out More
EWEB Leads "Spill Drill" to test HazMat ResponseFind Out More
The coronavirus outbreak has forced many of us to take stock (pun intended) of our personal emergency preparedness efforts and understand if we are truly ready to be self-sufficient for an extended period of time.
While we all struggle to cope under shelter-in-place orders, the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Idaho on March 31 was an important reminder that COVID-19 is not the only risk we face. Emergencies can happen at any time.
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to be prepared to be on their own for a minimum of two weeks, in case an earthquake, wildfire, extreme weather event or other disaster disrupts critical services for an extended period.
While it may be difficult to stock up on groceries at the moment, there are still things you can do, even as you shelter-in-place, to enhance your readiness:
Make a Family Emergency Plan
Sit down (or conference call) with your family and make an emergency plan in case a disaster strikes when you're not together. Talk about how you will contact one another and reconnect if separated, and establish a meeting place that is familiar and easy to find. Check out our resource, "3 Steps to a Family Emergency Plan" for more tips.
Shop for supplies online
If you have the time and funds, this could be a good time to enhance your supplies with things like an emergency radio, a fire extinguisher, or a water filter. The American Red Cross offers a good selection of emergency preparedness supplies on their website, as do other online outlets.
Fill emergency water containers
You know those water containers you bought and never filled? Now is the perfect time! And if it's been at least six months since you refreshed your stored water supply, you can give the garden a drink and then refill the containers with fresh tap water. Check out our website for tips on storing and treating water.
Do a household hazard hunt
This is a great way to involve older children in your emergency prep. Use this FEMA checklist to find and fix areas of your home that might be damaged or cause injury during an earthquake. Anything that can move, break, or fall when your house starts to shake is a potential hazard.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the thought of preparing your home and family for a natural disaster, or just unsure where to begin, join EWEB's Pledge to Prepare and you'll have support every step of the way. When you sign-up, you'll receive a monthly email with step-by-step recommendations to help prepare yourself, your home and your family for an emergency, and have the chance to win useful emergency supplies each month. Learn more and sign up at eweb.org/pledge.
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