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
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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
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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
There's always the possibility that a severe storm or other natural disaster could affect us here in the Pacific Northwest. Should a major event occur, like a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, experts predict it could take months to get public services fully up and running.
Since electricity and water could be unavailable for an extended period, EWEB encourages its customers to be prepared to be on their own for a minimum of two weeks. That means storing 14 days of water, food, medicine and other supplies. For a family of four, that's 56 gallons of water.
To help customers, EWEB earlier this year launched its Pledge to Prepare program—a 12-month guide to getting two-weeks ready. Since January, nearly 1,700 people have joined the program. Each month, EWEB sends participants a new set of tasks aimed at incrementally building a two-week emergency supply kit.
The idea is to start small with a basic three-day kit, and then build it slowly over time.
"We think of emergency preparedness as similar tackling a big financial goal or training for a marathon," said EWEB communications specialist Jen Connors. "It's helpful to set small, achievable milestones and to have support from others who are working toward the same goals, which is how the Pledge to Prepare is designed."
Feedback from participants shows this incremental approach works:
"What a great program this is! I had done a few things before but had been unsure how to proceed. Now, I have small steps which I can easily complete. Lots of fun." (EWEB Customer Sue W.)
"Thanks for putting this program together. It makes the daunting task of preparing for an emergency much more reasonable. Up until now, I had done nothing and often felt worried about it." (EWEB Customer Matt B.)
"Thanks for the easy-to-follow checklist. We even got friends and family involved when we created our emergency plan. We all agreed on meeting spots and an emergency contact outside of the area." (EWEB Customer Remie L.)
EWEB has received dozens of photos from participants eager to share their progress on planning and preparing for an emergency. And according to EWEB's Jen Connors, some who joined at the beginning of the year have accomplished all the recommended steps and are now nearly finished with their two-week kits.
"It's so rewarding to see the progress participants have made," Connors said. "We know from studying natural disasters that our ability to be self-sufficient at the household level affects not just personal safety and resiliency, but also how quickly and successfully we can recover as a whole community."
Although the Pledge to Prepare has been up and running for nine months, it's not too late to join.
"We're heading into winter storm season, and as we've seen in the last few years, severe weather can lead to multi-day power outages," Connors said. "National Preparedness Month is the perfect time to begin building a kit, because you can get all the basics ready before winter, and then build on that momentum going into the new year."
To join the Pledge to Prepare and get started on your two-week emergency kit, visit eweb.org/pledge.
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