On a chilly November day, third graders from Adams Elementary School in Eugene learned about the lifecycle of native salmon on a field trip to Lake Creek near Triangle Lake. The field trips take place all month as part of a program funded by EWEB grants. EWEB dedicates a portion of customer rates to inspiring kids to explore the wonders of science and learn about watershed health, water quality, and emergency preparedness.Find Out More
At the Nov. 1st board meeting, EWEB Commissioners got an update on the budget and rates for next year and the EWEB quarterly report.Find Out More
Imagine if heavy snowfall and freezing rain hit Eugene this winter. Imagine damaged trees, road closures and widespread power outages. What would you do?Find Out More
By partnering with ShakeAlert and the Oregon Hazards Lab, EWEB gets an early warning of the effects of earthquakes on hydropower facilities.Find Out More
EWEB held its Poster Contest for 5th grade students in our service territory for Public Power Week, October 2-8, receiving more than 100 entries from classrooms across the area.Find Out More
EWEB's elected Board of Commissioners has voted to authorize General Manager Frank Lawson to pursue and negotiate the sale of the former EWEB headquarters building.Find Out More
EWEB’s Source Water Champions work year-round to protect our drinking water. They take water quality samples throughout the watershed, help our neighbors be better stewards, and coordinate multi-agency teams for restoration work and hazard mitigation.Find Out More
Local middle school students from around the area learned about the entire life cycle of salmon along the McKenzie River at Salmon Watch 2022, which was held at the EWEB spawning channel. The field trip took place during peak salmon spawning season, when fish that are at least two feet long are reaching the end of their journey from the ocean to their natal streams.Find Out More
EWEB is bringing back our annual poster contest for Public Power Week, and needs your help to select our top 5 winners!Find Out More
EWEB’s electric safety trailer is an interactive tool for the public to learn how to react in a potentially dangerous situation.Find Out More
Eugene’s first black-owned house generates clean energy and community connectionsFind Out More
At this rodeo, power poles take the place of bulls and electric workers stand in for cowboys.Find Out More
How has EWEB prepared to deliver power and water to all these athletes and spectators from around the world?Find Out More
Using fireworks near power lines could lead to a fire, explosion, power outage or downed line.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
Eugene Water & Electric Board has been recognized as the third healthiest medium-sized employer in Oregon, and one of the healthiest 100 workplaces in America.
Each year, Portland Business Journal awards a handful of Oregon organizations for their efforts and contribution to employee health and well-being. EWEB submitted our first-ever application this year as a way to assess how the utility's wellness and safety programs and results stand up to other regional employers. We're happy to report that EWEB was ranked third in our size category (99 to 499 employees).
Combining health, safety and wellness positively impacts EWEB's ability to serve the community by streamlining occupational safety, reducing time loss and enhancing employee productivity. This holistic approach takes into consideration the whole person, providing employees tools for work, home and community.
EWEB's wellness program features a subsidy for gym memberships, health risk appraisals, on-site physical therapy, and lifestyle programs focused on diabetes, weight loss, stress management, nutrition, and more.
"Our commitment to health and wellness not only benefits our workforce, it also helps us better serve the community in many ways," said Human Resources Manager Lena Kostopulos. "EWEB's safety, wellness and health plans are designed to work together to achieve better health for employees, enhance job satisfaction and engagement, and increase our financial stability so we can reinvest those dollars back into our community."
Measurable results include lower worker's compensation costs, reductions in illness and absenteeism, and better management of health insurance expenses, which directly impacts our budget and prices for power and water.
2019 will mark the fourth time in the past five years with no residential electric price increase for EWEB customers, and the third year in a row with no jump in residential water prices. In 2018, commissioners reduced residential water prices by 4.5 percent.
EWEB was among dozens of great Oregon employers, both public and private, to put their wellness programs out there for consideration among other similarly-sized employers. The impressive list of contenders in all size categories included City of Eugene, Pacific Source Health Plans, Moda, SAIF, Nautilus, Multnomah County, Port of Portland, Salem Transit, Lithia, Daimler Truck, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, PeaceHealth, Fred Meyer and a host of others. Our friends at Lane County placed third in their size category as well.
High placement at the state level made EWEB eligible for the national Healthiest Employer competition, where we were recognized in the top half of America's 100 Healthiest Workplaces. More than 1,000 organizations across the country were evaluated for the award, which measures employee participation, health outcomes, leadership commitment and more. EWEB ranked 47th and was one of only 11 employers in the Pacific Northwest to earn the designation.
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