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
On June 18, with the help of community neighbors, EWEB inaugurated a new emergency water station at the Lane County Fairgrounds.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
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
Two Eugene Water & Electric Board line crews will spend the New Year holiday weekend through next week restoring power to thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric customers in northeast California after winter storms dumped more than 10 feet of snow in the Lake Tahoe area starting before Christmas.Find Out More
Several hundred customers have been restored, but the smaller outages with five or fewer customers may not be restored until Tuesday or Wednesday.Find Out More
With the National Weather Service predicting snow for the Eugene area Sunday through Tuesday, we want to remind customers that the expected snow could bring trees and branches down onto overhead power lines and cause electric outages.Find Out More
Just as high winds with gusts of more than 30 mph arrived in the Oregon Cascades early Thursday, EWEB has completed aerial trimming around its Carmen-Smith transmission line using a helicopter with saw attachments to trim branches and treetops.Find Out More
EWEB Leads "Spill Drill" to test HazMat ResponseFind Out More
Have you ever thought about where your drinking water comes from? What about where your wastewater goes?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
Ideas for supplying and cooking during an emergency outageFind 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
If you have a 72-hour emergency kit and a disaster plan for your family, then you have a great start on emergency preparedness. Here are some New Year's tips to help you take the next steps to be ready for whatever 2018 may bring.
Store more food and water
Your 72-hour kit is a great start and will be very helpful in a "typical" storm or power outage. But a major disaster such as a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake could knock out power and water services for weeks or longer. Experts now recommend that you store 14 gallons of water per person and pets—enough for two weeks.
Get to know your neighbors
In a major disaster, professional emergency response may be delayed for hours, even days. Neighborhood connections will be especially important. Check out the Map Your Neighborhood program for a simple, step-by-step guide to help you and your neighbors prepare for an emergency.
Protect your financial well-being
Do you have copies of critical documents in a safe place that is protected from both fire and water? Are your documents available to "grab and go" in case of evacuation? Do you have emergency cash on hand? FEMA's Citizen Core and Operation Hope have developed The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit to help you prepare financially and reduce the financial impacts of disasters.
Sign up for a class
Learn skills you need to help yourself and others until help can arrive. The Eugene-Springfield CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) holds regular trainings on a variety of emergency topics, as does the local chapter of American Red Cross.
Keeping New Year's resolutions can be hard, but emergency preparedness doesn't have to be. Check out our website for handy checklists and resources, as well as tips for storing and treating water, using back-up power sources, turning off utilities in an emergency, and more.
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