EUGENE, Ore. — In many emergency situations water is critical. The Eugene Water and Electric Board introduced its new emergency plan this weekend.
EWEB debuted its Water Incident Response Trailers at the Eugene Celebration. EWEB says the trailers are vital because Eugene is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest to not have a second water source.
“We know we could survive without electricity if a natural disaster occurred. You can’t survive two or three weeks without water,” said Joe Harwood, EWEB Spokesman.
Harwood says the trailers are designed to hook up to any water outlet like a fire hydrant. The trailers can serve up to 50 people at a time.