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
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
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
Community organizations, property developers and others will soon be able to submit offers to purchase and develop a 4.44-acre site in a prime location along Eugene’s burgeoning downtown waterfront district.Find Out More
EWEB’s five commissioners earlier this month voted to elect John Brown as president of the Board and Sonya Carlson as vice president.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
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
Recent material shortages have EWEB increasingly concerned about our ability to meet timelines for electric and water construction projects.Find 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
Oregon primary elections are next Tuesday, May 19 and ballots include four candidates for three seats on the EWEB Board of Commissioners.
Matt McRae is running for Wards 1 and 8, to replace Board President Steve Mital, who has decided to relinquish his seat after serving as an EWEB Commissioner since 2013.
Two candidates are competing to replace Commissioner Dick Helgeson in Wards 2 and 3—John Barofsky and Vince McClellan. Commissioner Helgeson has served on the Board since 2012, and has decided not to run for re-election.
Finally, Commissioner Sonya Carlson is seeking to retain her seat representing Wards 6 and 7. Commissioner Carlson has served on the Board since 2017.
Primary voting results will determine which candidates appear on the General Election ballot in November. If any one candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes in the primary, that candidate's name will be the only one appearing on the November ballot. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for that office in the primary, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be listed on the November ballot.
The citizens of Eugene elect five commissioners to four-year terms on the EWEB Board. Commissioners dedicate their service to the utility as volunteers without pay, and are responsible for overall governance of the utility. They set policies, approve the annual budget and make changes to electric and water prices when necessary.
Four commissioners represent specific wards of the city; the fifth member is elected "at large" by all city voters.
Electors may vote for any candidate seeking to represent them. If you're not sure which ward you live in, check out this online tool—enter your address and find your Ward and Neighborhood Association.
To learn more about the candidates, check out the Voter's Pamphlet.
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