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EWEB customers use more than twice as much water in the hot, dry summer months, compared to the cold, rainy winter months. The higher summer water use can almost assuredly be attributed to customers watering their lawns and gardens.Find Out More
The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) is expanding its capacity to provide water to customers in case of an emergency.Find Out More
Greenpower Grants, a program funded by voluntary Greenpower customer subscriptions is currently accepting applications. The grant will fund a high-impact project that increase the use of renewable energy sources, the adoption of emerging technologies, clean energy education and reduce or offset our community's carbon footprint.Find Out More
With cold and icy weather forecasted for the next several days, we want to share some tips on how to heat your home while still conserving energy. We also have tips on how to stay warm if there is a power outage at your home.Find Out More
World Pulses Day is celebrated on February 10, and is a day to celebrate and spread information on the environmental and personal health benefits of pulses, aka beans, peas and lentils.Find Out More
An EWEB-supported program provides firewood for people affected by the 2020 Holiday Farm Fire. The McKenzie Firewood program was developed by Pure Water Partners (PWP) in 2021.Find Out More
Despite an ice storm and a few windstorms in Eugene and the McKenzie Valley in the past few weeks, EWEB has so far fended off widespread weather-caused power outages – largely because of investments in year-round system maintenance and infrastructure improvements.Find Out More
EWEB has 800 miles of transmission and distribution lines transporting your drinking water underground throughout the city. It eventually comes out of your tap as delicious thirst-quenching water. But what goes into maintaining all those pipes? And what happens when one gets a leak? We went to find out.Find Out More
EWEB makes electric mobility available to anyhone though e-bike rebates, car sharing and grants for local organizations with electric mobility projects.Find Out More
In response to a call for aid this week, EWEB’s water division jumped into action to assist the town of Mapleton after a leak in their water system left about 260 homes without running water.Find Out More
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For EWEB, preparing for harsh winter storms is a year-round responsibility. While we can’t control the weather, we can make our electric infrastructure more resilient to withstand storms that bring snow, ice and wind to Eugene.Find Out More
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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
When access to pad mount transformers, cable, and smart meter chips tightened, EWEB only had one choice – double down on its core values, provide safe and reliable electricity. Below are the stories from EWEB staff about how they have navigated the ups and downs of this new frontier.Find Out More
January 31, 2020
Experts recommend that residents of the Pacific Northwest store at least 14 gallons of water per person in your house, in case an earthquake or other disaster strikes. That's enough water for one person's drinking, cooking and sanitation needs for two weeks.
If you live in a small space, finding room for all that water can be a challenge.
Here are some not-so-obvious places you can store water:
A good rule of thumb is to store water in several spots around your home or apartment—you don't necessarily need to keep all your supplies in one place. Just be sure your storage spots are cool and dark, and to check your supply frequently to make water containers haven't started to leak.
You can purchase bottled water from the store, or fill your own containers from the tap. If you choose to store water in your own container, make sure that it has a tight seal, is made of food-grade plastic or steel that is designed to hold water, and is properly sanitized before you fill it with tap water. Two-liter soda bottles can also be reused to store water, but avoid using glass bottles or previously used milk or juice bottles.
Jerry cans make good containers for small spaces because they are narrow enough to slide into a cupboard or closet. Brick-style stacking containers also work well in tight spaces.
It's also a good idea to keep a portable water filter, such as those used for camping and backpacking, with your emergency supplies. If a natural disaster disrupts the public water supply, your stored water will be your go-to source for drinking and cooking. But if your stored water supply runs out, you may need a way to purify other sources of water. Portable filters such as those used for camping and backpacking are small and easy to store.
Just be sure to read and follow the manufacturer's instructions for the water filter you intend to use. After filtering, add a disinfectant such as iodine, chlorine, or chlorine dioxide to the filtered water to kill any viruses and remaining bacteria.
The bottom line is to plan ahead for an emergency and store water wherever you can in your home or apartment. Start by storing a few gallons and slowly add to your supply over time.
Get more emergency preparedness tips, and join EWEB's Pledge to Prepare program to get started on your 2-week emergency kit.
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