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
Hundreds of landowners in the McKenzie River valley are working with EWEB to prevent future fires and protect the river by replanting burned properties and removing fuels like dead trees and underbrush.Find Out More
EWEB works with watershed researchers, forest management agencies and local non-profits to identify threats to our water supply and public health, prioritize watershed restoration activities and help with long-term community recovery.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
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
Eugene Water & Electric Board Commissioners are looking to the future in an uncertain time.Find Out More
Using fireworks near power lines could lead to a fire, explosion, power outage or downed line.Find Out More
A new digital fire lookout tower will soon be able to spot small fires before they threaten communities and infrastructure in the upper McKenzie River Valley, thanks to a new ALERTWildfire camera installed Monday on a communications tower owned and operated by the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB).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
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
EWEB is offering an updated suite of environmental programs designed for customers who want to save money, water and energy while taking their commitment to sustainability to the next level. At the same time, EWEB is also injecting $100,000 of additional funding into our solar photovoltaic (PV) program.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
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
I've leased my 2017 Chevy Bolt for about 26 months. I decided a few years ago, after signing up for EWEB Greenpower, that I wanted to drive a vehicle that was cleaner than any hybrid available and I didn't want to buy gasoline any longer. I researched the Nissan LEAF and it just didn't have enough range at the time to take me out of town to visit my projects, as well as the various camping and fishing trips that I enjoy.
When Chevy came out with the Bolt EV, with a range of 236 miles, it looked just perfect and indeed it has been. It's the best car that I've ever driven.
I acquired it from the local Chevy dealer and they gave me a great deal. I was also attracted to the fact that it was built in Michigan with union labor.
While I got it for its clean qualities, what I really enjoy every day is the quietness, the power, and the technology. It's just great fun to drive any time.
My wife and I use it for almost all of our local travel and I use it to visit projects as far away as Florence, Mt. Hood, Sisters, and Roseburg. Now that the high-speed charging network has improved so much since 2017, I can probably take it anywhere on the west coast that I want.
With regenerative braking, I rarely use the brakes, so they should last for the life of the car. The first required service other than tire rotation is the flushing of the battery coolant at 150,000 miles so there is also no maintenance cost to driving the Bolt.
The warranty on the battery pack is 8 years and I've seen no degradation in range in my two years of driving.
It also turns out the be the most economical vehicle that I've ever owned. I average about 800 miles per month and the cost to lease and drive it is about $90 per month after taxes and before license and insurance.
With a little help from EWEB, I installed a 40amp 240v charger in the garage and unless I'm going out of town, it gets plugged in about once a week.
I can't imagine ever going back to an internal combustion engine.
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