Laura Farthing has been working for EWEB for the past 14 years. She’s the lead engineer on EWEB’s water storage construction project near E. 40th and Patterson St.Find Out More
EWEB held a grand opening event for our Emergency Water Station near the Sheldon Fire Station on Saturday, September 10. The site would supply drinking water for the neighborhood in the event of a catastrophic earthquake or other disaster that cut off water to customers.Find Out More
This very pure form of coal called anthracite coal is actually used as part of the water filtration process.Find Out More
We are working to ensure our systems are ready to perform through extreme heat. Check out tips and resources to help you stay safe and comfortable while conserving energy.Find Out More
EWEB's new map displays water quality sampling results and can advise McKenzie River recreationalists where to avoid areas with toxic algaeFind Out More
How has EWEB prepared to deliver power and water to all these athletes and spectators from around the world?Find Out More
In 2022, residential rates increased for the first time in five years. Looking ahead, a variety of long-term critical projects coupled with short-term supply chain and inflationary pressures and a dynamic power supply market are likely to impact the prices customers pay for water and power.Find Out More
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
The tour focused on the coordinated response to the Holiday Farm Fire, emphasizing the effectiveness of large-scale floodplain enhancement projects for mitigating the impacts of sedimentation and increasing water temperatures.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
Eugene’s drinking water received an "Outstanding” performance rating from the Oregon Health Authority. To qualify for this rating, OHA conducted a comprehensive on-site review of EWEB’s drinking water source, treatment and storage facilities, distribution system, operation and maintenance procedures, and monitoring program to evaluate our system's capability of providing safe water to the people of Eugene.
To be recognized as an Outstanding Performer, a water system must not have any contamination violations in the last five years and no more than one monitoring or reporting violation in the past three years. EWEB had none. A water system also must have no significant deficiencies or rule violations during the current water system survey and no waterborne disease outbreak to the water system in the last five years.
Most public water systems are reviewed by the OHA every three years, but EWEB’s next review won’t occur until 2026 thanks to our high performance. But don’t worry—we'll continue our “outstanding” work to deliver drinking water that exceeds all federal and state standards.
“We’re proud of our drinking water here in Eugene,” said acting water operations manager Ray Leipold. “This designation is not easy to obtain, and it represents the high value that EWEB staff and our customers-owners place on safe, clean water.”
EWEB is responsible for ensuring that our entire community has access to the clean and reliable drinking water that is essential for public health and safety, fire protection and economic vitality. These needs are more crucial than ever, as we continue to experience challenges stemming from climate change and aging infrastructure.
With an average monthly water bill of $38 for a single-family residence, EWEB customers pay some of the lowest water rates in the northwest. For every dollar of your EWEB bill, about 12 cents goes to water treatment, delivery and infrastructure investments.
The safe, reliable drinking water we all rely on is not possible without the infrastructure that delivers it, including our source, the McKenzie River watershed.
EWEB has invested more than $35 million upgrading and expanding our Hayden Bridge Water Filtration Plant over the past decade. We are replacing water mains, improving pump stations, and planning for a new, seismically resilient filtration plant on the Willamette River, which will provide redundancy in case a disruption like an earthquake or toxic spill impacts the McKenzie River or Hayden Bridge Filtration Plant.
In July of 2021, we also began collecting a Watershed Recovery Fee of $3 per customer (with a 1” or smaller water meter) to augment the state and federal funding we’ve secured to restore the McKenzie River after the Holiday Farm Fire.
In the next decade, we will construct new water storage facilities near 40th Ave. and replace the water storage systems at our College Hill and Hawkins Hill sites. The projects will be built to seismic and contemporary operating standards, providing more 45 million gallons of resilient, safe water storage.
Each year, EWEB presents a Consumer Confidence Report, also known as our Drinking Water Quality Report. This document combines required annual notices about contaminants with important facts about the source and quality of your drinking water. We will release the 2021 report in May 2022. In the 2020 report, you'll find information about:
Read the 2020 Drinking Water Quality report online or request a printed copy by contacting us at 541-685-7861 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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