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June 03 2024

June 03, 2024 Jen Connors, EWEB Communications

EWEB bids a fond farewell to College Hill Reservoir and prepares for modern drinking water storage tanks

Several hundred Eugene residents came together on May 30 for a Farewell Celebration at EWEB’s College Hill Reservoir before demolition and construction to build modern drinking water storage tanks begins later this year.

May 30 2024

May 30, 2024 By Robyn Smith, EWEB Communications

EWEB invests in satellite-based forestry analytics for vegetation management

EWEB maintains over 1,300 miles of overhead transmission and distribution lines. To aid crews in identifying hazardous vegetation growth in a sometimes heavily forested service territory, EWEB is utilizing a new satellite-based forestry analytics software called Overstory.

April 18 2024

April 18, 2024 Robyn Smith, EWEB Communications

Upgrades to Eugene's downtown electric network continue

You may have noticed construction this week on the corner of 7th and Pearl Street. That’s because crews replaced a corroded, aging vault with an innovative, new Voltek vault. The Voltek design allows for the new infrastructure to be built inside of the existing aging vault. We’re able to install the new vault while the cables are still energized, minimizing disruption to customers and traffic while cutting construction time in half.

April 16 2024

April 16, 2024 Robyn Smith, EWEB Communications

The Big Freeze 2024: After Action Report

Winter 2024 was one for the records books, and we'll look back on it for years to come and say, "That was a doozy!"  The back-to-back January Ice Storms caused widespread damage to EWEB’s service territory, affecting approximately 38,000 customers. Preliminary repair costs were over $8 million, and additional repairs to transmission lines are still required. 

March 19 2024

March 19, 2024 Robyn Smith, EWEB Communications

Spring Cleaning? How about Spring Emergency Preparedness!

Spring is officially here and that means the plants are blooming, the sun is (sometimes) shining, and the grass is green! We've had our fair share of severe weather already, but spring weather is notoriously unpredictable. While you're in the midst of spring cleaning and garden care, consider completing these emergency preparedness tasks.