EWEB’s Source Water Champions work year-round to protect our drinking water. They take water quality samples throughout the watershed, help our neighbors be better stewards, and coordinate multi-agency teams for restoration work and hazard mitigation.Find Out More
Laura Farthing has been working for EWEB for the past 14 years. She’s the lead engineer on EWEB’s water storage construction project near E. 40th and Patterson St.Find Out More
EWEB held a grand opening event for our Emergency Water Station near the Sheldon Fire Station on Saturday, September 10. The site would supply drinking water for the neighborhood in the event of a catastrophic earthquake or other disaster that cut off water to customers.Find Out More
This very pure form of coal called anthracite coal is actually used as part of the water filtration process.Find Out More
EWEB's new map displays water quality sampling results and can advise McKenzie River recreationalists where to avoid areas with toxic algaeFind Out More
How has EWEB prepared to deliver power and water to all these athletes and spectators from around the world?Find Out More
In 2022, residential rates increased for the first time in five years. Looking ahead, a variety of long-term critical projects coupled with short-term supply chain and inflationary pressures and a dynamic power supply market are likely to impact the prices customers pay for water and power.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
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
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
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
Eugene’s drinking water received an outstanding performance rating from the Oregon Health Authority.Find Out More
EWEB Leads "Spill Drill" to test HazMat ResponseFind Out More
With irrigation season in full swing, now is a good time to protect yourself, your family and your neighbors by making sure any cross connections at your home or business have functioning and tested backflow assemblies.
A cross connection is created when your building's pipe or hoses are connected to a system or container that holds anything other than pure drinking water. Landscape sprinkler systems, swimming pools and fire sprinklers are examples of cross connections.
When you turn on the tap to fill a glass with drinking water, that water flows because the pressure in the distribution system pushes the water out of the pipes, through your tap and into the glass. A change in the pressurized drinking water system can cause water to flow backwards - sucking potential contaminants into the drinking water system as if through a straw.
Even a garden hose sitting in a bucket of soapy, dirty car-washing solution can act as a straw if a low-pressure event occurs. This, too, can send contaminants into the drinking water system.
A functioning and maintained backflow prevention assembly on such systems prevents contaminated water from "backflowing" into the drinking water system. Keep in mind that if a backflow incident occurs, it could contaminate not only your water, but your neighbor's drinking water as well.
The state of Oregon (OAR 333-061-0070) and EWEB require that all backflow prevention assemblies on the systems listed below be tested each year in order to comply with health and plumbing codes.
If you haven't called your regular backflow assembly tester yet for the annual inspection, EWEB and your neighbors ask that you do so immediately. Click here for a list of certified backflow assembly testers.
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Eugene, OR 97402
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