Where is EWEB in planning our future electricity supply?
In August, we reached a milestone: EWEB’s five-member elected Board of Commissioners approved an action plan to guide our energy supply choices for the next 2-3 years. How did we get here?Find Out More
Rate Setting Process is Customer Driven and Community Focused
EWEB’s Board of Commissioners is considering rate changes to help maintain reliable utility services and fund critical investments in Eugene’s water and electric infrastructure.Find Out More
National Preparedness Month: Older adults take control in 1, 2, 3
We know older adults can face greater risks when it comes to the extreme weather events and emergencies we face, especially if they are living alone, are low-income, have a disability, depend on electricity for medical needs, or live in rural areas.Find Out More
Planning for a Future of Reliable, Affordable, Environmentally Responsible Energy
The challenges revealed by Eugene Water & Electric Board’s integrated resource planning process mirror those facing the Northwest.Find Out More
Bethel neighbors boost emergency preparedness during Emergency Water Station event
Staff gave out about 300 emergency water containers to enthusiastic community members eager to learn more about the water station.Find Out More
EWEB’s heat driven call to conserve energy yields major savings
EWEB is likely to implement similar, formalized “demand response” programs in the future.Find Out More
How does EWEB recover the costs of serving customers
Here’s an overview of the three primary ways EWEB recovers the costs of serving customers and generates the funds needed to keep the power on and the water flowing.Find Out More
Stay cool during extreme heat events
With temperatures forecasted to reach over 100 degrees over the next several days, we've prepared some tips and tricks to help you stay cool.Find Out More
Planning for a Reliable, Affordable, Green Energy Future
EWEB General Manager Frank Lawson publishes an op-ed in the Eugene Weekly about EWEB's IRP.Find Out More
Women in STEM: Meet the woman responsible for managing our wholesale energy agreements to ensure we meet our customers energy needs
Megan Capper, the Energy Resource Manager at EWEB, began her career working in economics at BPA before joining the power planning department EWEB, ensuring we can meet the energy needs of our our customers today, tomorrow and 20 years from now.Find Out More
Substations – The resilient spine of EWEB’s electric system
The substation redundancy ensures reliable power continues to flow to homes and businesses despite unexpected equipment failures and routine maintenance.Find Out More
Water conservation tips for a drought-stricken Lane County
It's a simple equation: Hot + Dry = Drought. Here's 10 tips to play your part in a drought-resilient community.Find Out More
EWEB charts energy supply choices for next 2-3 years
After 18 months of study to assess Eugene’s future electricity needs, EWEB has identified next steps to pursue in the next two to three years.Find Out More
Trends that are impacting your utility rates
Needed infrastructure investments and rising costs of operations will require increases in the price of water and electric services.Find Out More
Wildfire season is here – tips and safety precautions
Temperatures are heating up with weather forecasts anticipating temperatures up to 99 degrees in Eugene and the surrounding areas on the 4th of July.Find Out More
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Hot Tips for Watering Your Lawn and Garden
May 19, 2017
With the promise of hot, dry weather in the forecast, you may be thinking about watering the lawn and garden. If you water your landscape, you probably see a significant increase in your summer water bills. The following tips can help you water less—and more wisely.
A little maintenance goes a long way.
Tired of dragging out the hose every day or letting your sprinkler cool off the sidewalk? It might be time for a "sprinkler spruce up."
The typical underground lawn sprinkler system uses about 12 gallons a minute. Most yards are watered for about 75 minutes (900 gallons) each time the program is set to run.
Make every minute count.
Before you ramp up your watering efforts, spruce up your sprinkler system by remembering four simple steps: inspect, connect, direct, and select.
Inspect: Check your system for clogged, broken or missing sprinkler heads.
Connect: Examine points where the sprinkler heads connect to pipes or hoses. If water pools in your landscape or you have large wet areas, you could have a leak in your system. A leak as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen can use about 6,300 gallons of water per month!
Direct: Make sure to direct your sprinklers so that they apply water only to the landscape–not the driveway, house, or sidewalk.
Select: Install a water budget sprinkler timer to help you use the right amount of water to keep your yard green and healthy all summer. Learn how to select a timer that qualifies for a $25 rebate.
Give your yard just the right amount to drink.
An improperly scheduled sprinkler timer can use more water than necessary. Align your watering schedule with the seasons with our Weekly Watering recommendations.
More ways to save.
You can save even more water outdoors by using water wise landscaping principles. Check out our water conservation tips to make the most of every gallon.