National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.
As climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, Eugene Water & Electric Board is serious about making the necessary investments to ensure we can provide safe and reliable water and electricity.
- Improving extreme weather preparedness and response
- Replacing and reinforcing aging infrastructure
- Developing redundant power and water sources and alternative delivery infrastructure preparedness is shared responsibility.
We are working with community partners to develop an emergency water supply program that includes several permanent distribution sites located throughout the community using groundwater wells, as well as mobile water trailers.
Community wildfire prevention is increasingly important as climate, drought and a host of other issues are converging—resulting in more frequent and damaging wildfire events.
Learn how to make a plan, build an emergency supply kit, stay informed, and work together to keep everyone safe.
When outages occur we work hard to to bring power back quickly and safely. But in a major event, you could be without power for an extended period of time. Whether an outage is caused by a storm, accident, or because we've proactively powered down lines for safety, it's important to be prepared.
Take EWEB's Pledge to Prepare and start receiving a monthly email with easy, step-by-step recommendations that will help you get two-weeks ready by year-end
A well-thought-out emergency preparedness plan can help protect your property investment and ensure the safety and well-being of your tenants.
Emergencies that could lead to a water supply shortage include earthquake, prolonged drought, forest fire in our watershed, severe flood, a chemical spill into the McKenzie River, and a system or facility failure.