Public Power Week Poster Contest 2023
It’s that time of year again! October 1-7 is Public Power Week. To celebrate, EWEB is holding our annual poster contest for fifth graders in our service area. Help us pick the winners.Find Out More
EWEB programs reflect community values
EWEB is here to serve our customer-owners and provides programs that reflect the values of our community.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
Women in STEM: EWEB Engineer Laura Ohman's second degree brings a lifetime of benefits
EWEB Engineer Laura Ohman shares how getting her second degree was one of the most difficult and rewarding things she's ever accomplished.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
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
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
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
EWEB, McKenzie Watershed Council, McKenzie River Trust and the U.S. Forest Service are working to improve major tributary for water quality, wildfire resiliency and fish habitat.Find Out More
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
Hugh Currin was hired as an engineer at EWEB in 1923. Later, he became the chief engineer for the utility.Find Out More
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Partnerships Bring Resources for Recovery
January 13, 2021
In the aftermath of the Holiday Farm Fire, landowners and organizations throughout the McKenzie Valley are banding together to rebuild community, protect our treasured McKenzie River, and lay the groundwork for tomorrow's healthy forests.
Under one such effort, a group of local organizations known as Pure Water Partners is helping property owners assess fire damage and bring resources for erosion control and replanting.
To date, Pure Water Partners has assessed more than 180 properties and many participating landowners have received free assistance such as hydroseeding, mulching, and installation of wattles or sediment fences.
This voluntary program helps residents restore their land and prepare for rebuilding while reducing the impacts of the fire on the McKenzie River. The McKenzie provides critical habitat for fish and wildlife and is the source of drinking water for 200,000 people downstream. Many valley residents have wells that are influenced by the mainstem McKenzie or its tributaries.
Pure Water Partners is a joint effort of EWEB, McKenzie Watershed Council, McKenzie River Trust, Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation & Development, Metropolitan Waste Management Commission, Upper Willamette Soil & Water Conservation District, US Forest Service, and other partners working together to support and reward McKenzie landowners who protect high-quality land along the river.
Landowners who complete a Pure Water Partners burn assessment will have the opportunity to participate in revegetation assistance programs aimed at restoring riparian and floodplain areas.
To request a free assessment, go to purewaterpartners.org or visit the Vida Relief Center.