August 09 2017

August 09, 2017

EWEB Moving Forward with Emergency Water Supply Program

We are taking steps to prepare for an emergency in our community. The emergency water supply program would include several permanent distribution sites located throughout the community using groundwater wells, as well as mobile water trailers.

June 30 2017

June 30, 2017

What do EWEB and the Fourth of July Have in Common?

The Continental Congress in 1776 declared independence from the British Empire. In 1911, the citizens of Eugene made their own “declaration of independence" from the privately owned water company.

June 14 2017

June 14, 2017

Tanker Crash Highlights Importance of Emergency Preparedness and Response Efforts

A fuel tanker was carrying approximately 11,000 gallons of gasoline when it crashed along the McKenzie Highway one mile east of Leaburg on June 13, 2017. While there are a number of potential hazards that could impact our water supply, chemical spills from transportation accidents is one of the highest threats to the McKenzie watershed.

June 12 2017

June 12, 2017

Smart Tech Saves Time and Money in Locating Leaky Water Pipes

A recent water pipeline assessment that relied on a free-swimming acoustic sensor called a "SmartBall" is an example of using innovative, cost-effective methods to maintain our infrastructure.

May 30 2017

May 30, 2017

FEMA provides $3.5 million to EWEB to help with ice storm recovery costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded $3.5 million to EWEB in late May to help offset the financial costs of the devastating ice storm that struck Eugene on Dec. 15, 2016.