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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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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, Partners Receive $7.5M Grant from NOAA
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EWEB begins major water pipeline upgrades
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EWEB drinking water meets federal and state health standards again
EWEB employs multiple methods of safeguarding drinking water, from the source to the tap.Find Out More
EWEB to replace aging College Hill Reservoir with new earthquake-proof storage tanks
Old reservoir leaks, threatening water quality, and will fail when a major earthquake strikes.Find Out More
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New water treatment trailer improves EWEB’s emergency response abilities
The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) is expanding its capacity to provide water to customers in case of an emergency.Find Out More
Tests show EWEB water is free of “forever chemicals”
EWEB is already in compliance with a new proposed federal rule that would require municipalities to test for PFAs, or forever chemicals, in drinking water. The good news for EWEB customers is that in over ten years of testing we have not found PFAs in our water.Find Out More
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Water main break restricts Broadway/Hilyard intersection
August 16, 2019
A broken water main at the intersection of East Broadway and Hilyard Street will severely restrict traffic movements at the intersection, so drivers should avoid the area and seek alternate routes.
EWEB crews are in the process of repairing the break, but the work continue through Friday evening.
Northbound Hilyard approaching the intersection is reduced to one lane north of East 11th Avenue. Vehicles will be allowed to proceed northbound across the intersection, or eastbound on Broadway only. No westbound traffic movements from northbound Hilyard are permitted.
Southbound Hilyard is closed at East Eighth Avenue, and only business access is permitted.
Eastbound Broadway is restricted, with only eastbound traffic movements permitted.
Westbound Broadway is also restricted at the intersection, with vehicles only permitted to turn onto northbound Hilyard.
The break to the 20-inch cast iron water main occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. Crews hope to complete work by 8 p.m. Friday.