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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
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Staff gave out about 300 emergency water containers to enthusiastic community members eager to learn more about the water station.Find Out More
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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
Women in STEM: Meet our servant leader and maker of tough decisions
Karen Kelley, Chief Operations Officer at EWEB, describes herself as a "servant leader," offering support and mentoring to four division managers at EWEB.Find Out More
EWEB establishes multipronged resiliency policy
Disaster recovery and prevention are being embedded in all operations and processes.Find Out More
Water conservation tips for a drought-stricken Lane County
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Women in STEM: Meet the water quality specialist who ensures the safety of Eugene's drinking water
Brenda Casarez began working at EWEB in 2009, collecting samples from all over the water system testing for different contaminants.Find Out More
EWEB will close College Hill Reservoir site for Fourth of July
EWEB will continue the annual closure of its College Hill Reservoir over the Fourth of July holiday. For the past several years, EWEB has restricted access to the reservoir surface around the Fourth of July to ensure people do not set off fireworks which can damage the roof and potentially impact drinking water quality.Find Out More
EWEB and City finalize sale of former riverfront headquarters
The two buildings on 4.4 acres will transformed into Eugene's new City Hall. EWEB and the City signed closing documents and officially handed over the site keys on Tuesday.Find Out More
EWEB, Partners Receive $7.5M Grant from NOAA
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EWEB begins major water pipeline upgrades
This summer, EWEB is launching several construction water pipeline projects to enhance the reliability and earthquake resiliency of drinking water service for Eugene residents.Find Out More
Currin Substation - the origin of the name
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Kids and Parents: Celebrate National Drinking Water Week by Exploring How Clean Drinking Water Gets to Your Home!
May 08, 2017
Our award-winning "Tapping into Clean Water" exhibit is now on display at The Science Factory. And during Drinking Water Week, May 8 - 12, 2017, you can check out the WaterTown USA game board at EWEB's downtown location. We also will be selling emergency drinking water storage containers in our lobby, as part of our Drinking Water Week celebration and our Emergency Preparedness & Water Reliability Program.
Designed for children eight years and older, the "Tapping into Clean Water" exhibit helps you and your family look at this amazing natural resource in a whole new way.
"The exhibit provides fun, hands-on activities that help young people embrace the value of water and watershed protection," says Jill Hoyenga, a water planning and communication specialist at EWEB, and one of the exhibit's designers.
"We think it's valuable for kids to be familiar with the basic science of how utilities make water safe to drink, and to learn about the infrastructure that delivers clean water from source to tap."
The exhibit challenges kids to navigate a raindrop through the landscape to the water treatment plant, learning about pollutants along the way. Other stations explore water filtration and treatment processes that are similar to those we use at our Hayden Bridge Water Filtration Plant to deliver safe drinking water from the McKenzie River to your home.
The "Tapping into Clean Water" exhibit won the 2017 "Best in Show" Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association Excellence in Communications Award. We developed the exhibit in partnership with Rainbow Water District and Springfield Utility Board.
The project was an ambitious two-year undertaking that involved technical experts from the three local utilities, an exhibition contractor and science educators at The Science Factory.
Visit the Tapping into Clean Water Exhibit throughout 2017 at the Science Factory, 2300 Leo Harris Parkway in Eugene. And come by EWEB, 500 E. 4th Ave, during Drinking Water Week, May 8 - 12 to check out the WaterTown USA game board, and purchase your emergency water containers, while supplies last!