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
On June 18, with the help of community neighbors, EWEB inaugurated a new emergency water station at the Lane County Fairgrounds.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
Community organizations, property developers and others will soon be able to submit offers to purchase and develop a 4.44-acre site in a prime location along Eugene’s burgeoning downtown waterfront district.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
New programs provide customers opportunities to invest in local environment, watershed protection, and future climate scientistsFind Out More
EWEB is offering new programs to help Eugene electrify its transporation sector - tackling our largest source of carbon emissionsFind 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, City of Eugene project reduces City Facilities carbon footprint by 16%Find Out More
While world leaders debate climate action, EWEB reflects on our community's climate successesFind Out More
As our community moves toward recovery from the health and economic crises of COVID-19, EWEB is beginning a gradual and responsible return to our facilities.
Since mid-March, when Governor Kate Brown first issued state-wide shelter-in-place orders, only a fraction of EWEB employees have been working in the office or field at any given time, and under strict physical distancing and hygiene protocols.
For the past two months, the utility has been operating under what EWEB General Manager Frank Lawson calls a "RESPONSE" phase to the pandemic.
"In the initial RESPONSE phase, our focus has been the physical safety of the workforce, keeping projects moving forward, and continuing critical customer services," said Frank Lawson. "I'm proud of how the organization has responded to protect the health and wellbeing of the workforce and the public."
Now, as our community begins a slow and steady re-opening process, EWEB is preparing to transition from a RESPONSE phase to a REINTEGRATION phase. Since EWEB has remained open throughout the pandemic under modified conditions, REINTEGRATION is focused on a gradual and responsible return of the workforce to facilities, in the context of state and local guidance.
"We are monitoring evolving health and social directives, workforce and community health conditions, and our organizational readiness," said Frank. "If conditions improve, we will continue to reintegrate; if they decline, we will reevaluate, pause, or retract."
New pandemic safety policies have been implemented, including:
Similar to the State of Oregon's approach, EWEB's workforce will reintegrate in three phases that may take months. The first phase began this week, with a focus on returning electric and water field crews to full strength. Over time, we will reintegrate office staff who have been telecommuting, and the final phase will be a mix of a facility-based and remote-based workforce.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everything for our community, except the need for reliable power and water at affordable rates," said Frank Lawson. "In order for EWEB to continue to provide essential services, we must reset and adapt our workforce to new conditions."
For everyone's health and safety, please be sure to maintain appropriate physical distancing of six feet if you happen to encounter EWEB crews in the field.
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Eugene, OR 97402
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