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Water Emergency: 541-685-7595
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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
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
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 part of our routine monitoring efforts, EWEB conducted a bathymetric survey of Trail Bridge Reservoir in May 2021 and found unusual depressions. EWEB conducted follow-up inspections with a remotely operated underwater vehicle along with dye testing by divers in early June 2021. Based on the dye tests, the two larger depressions are actively taking water and are considered sinkholes. Subsequent dye testing and geophysical investigations in July and August indicated that there is no concentrated seepage flow through or under Trail Bridge Dam.Find Out More
EWEB Leads "Spill Drill" to test HazMat ResponseFind Out More
Unlike for-profit utilities who serve their investors, EWEB and other public power providers are community-owned and do not operate to earn a profit or benefit stockholders. Our prices are based on the costs to serve our community with safe, reliable water and electricity.Find Out More
While most wildfires are started by lightning strikes or caused by human actions, utilities have a role to play in risk reduction -- and we are doing our part. And while we can’t stop wildfires, we can make our electric infrastructure more resilient to better withstand fires by using new construction methods and materials and keeping our system maintenance up to date by replacing aging equipment.Find Out More
At EWEB, we factor climate change into almost everything we do. As Eugene’s publicly-owned utility, we strive to fulfill our roles reducing our community’s carbon footprint, optimizing our use of clean energy, and helping our watershed adapt to a warmer climate.Find Out More
EWEB helps fund floodplain restoration projectFind Out More
The security of the community's water supply is tied directly to the health of the McKenzie Watershed and EWEB is investing in the long-term health and quality of life for residents for generations to come.Find Out More
A year after the Holiday Farm Fire, EWEB and the Pure Water Partners are working with landowners in the burn zone to restore riparian forests and mitigate future fires.Find Out More
The Eugene Water & Electric Board will award $50,000 grants to The Eugene Mission and Friends of Trees Eugene Metro later this month after Greenpower program subscribers voted for their top two projects out of 11 submissions.Find Out More
EWEB is pleased to announce the eligible candidates for 2021 Greenpower project funding of up to $50,000! Funds for the grants come from voluntary Greenpower customer contributions. Two projects will be chosen through majority vote by Greenpower customers. To participate in this year's selection, customers must be registered for the Greenpower program no later than June 22.Find Out More
At EWEB we depend on a variety of goods and services to provide safe, reliable, and affordable water and power to customers throughout our community. Recent material shortages across the globe are impacting supply chains that provide those goods and services.
These supply chain disruptions and unpredictable lead times have EWEB increasingly concerned about our ability to meet timelines for electric and water construction projects. Although we don't want to cause alarm, we do think that customers need to prepare accordingly.
To that end, we are asking developers and other potentially impacted customers to plan for delays caused by material shortages in their active and upcoming construction and renovation projects.
We are seeing major shortages and issues with the following utility equipment:
At this time, we don't have reliable estimates from suppliers on lead times for equipment. We also don't know how long the shortages might last, or if additional equipment might be impacted at some point.
Because of uncertainties regarding the time horizon, we can't speculate on whether these shortages could eventually impact system reliability or outage restoration. Fortunately, for the equipment that is most often impacted by winter storms, such as residential single phase pole top transformers and cable, we are currently in good standing on inventory.
Steps we are taking:
We are working diligently to minimize the impact of material supply shortages, and in some cases taking a creative approach to the challenge.
These supply constraints are not unique to EWEB and our community. Other utilities across the country are experiencing similar shortages on a global scale.
If your project is currently in design or close to construction and you have questions around this, please contact the engineering technician assigned to your project. If you are planning a project with EWEB or are currently waiting in the queue for a project and have questions about your situation, contact our Distribution Design Team to discuss how your project may be affected. Call 541-685-7521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers. Although these delays are out of our control, we will do our best to meet our community needs without impacting safety, reliability and affordability.
4200 Roosevelt Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97402
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