EWEB Riverfront Property for Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s said to be commercial property that could transform the face of Eugene and it’s finally going up for sale. The 27-acre EWEB property stretches from the DeFazio Bridge, all the way to the University of Oregon. Officials at EWEB and the city say they’ve spent the last six years coming up … Continue reading »

EWEB Work Closes Eugene Streets

EUGENE, Ore. — Starting Monday EWEB will be closing 13th Avenue between Garfield and Hayes. Crews will be starting a two-month long project to repair some water lines. The project stretches down 13th from Garfield to Adams. The work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EWEB is urging drivers to choose alternate … Continue reading »

Help with High Energy Bills

EUGENE, Ore. — As the temperatures drop, EWEB customers say their bills are rising. Company officials say consumption has gone up nearly 45 percent. Some say their bills have doubled since the cold snap. EWEB says not to worry; they have different resources to help those who are struggling to pay the bills. Traci Ferguson … Continue reading »

Outage Leaves Customers In The Cold

EUGENE, Ore. — Quick work by EWEB utility crews helped save people from what may have been a long, cold night. A power outage left more than 1,200 people in the dark in the west Eugene, Barger and Echo Hollow areas. Eugene Police had to direct traffic because even the traffic signals weren’t working. No … Continue reading »

Water Mains Burst Due to Cold

EUGENE, Ore. — Residents living near 4th and Polk woke up to an interesting sight in their front yard after a water main burst early Sunday morning. “Just came out to a big old river of water on the street,” said Eugene resident Jacob Hansen. EWEB said it had a number of water mains around … Continue reading »

EWEB Approves Rate Increases

EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB customers will see in an increase to both their water and electric rates and it’s going to be a little higher than originally projected. The Eugene Water and Electric Board commissioners unanimously approved a 4.5 percent electric rate increase Tuesday night. The increase will cost the average single-family home more than … Continue reading »

Prepare Pipes for Freezing Temperatures

EUGENE, Ore. — Freezing temperatures can cause damage to exposed pipes and repairing them can be expensive. Eugene Water and Electric Board says certain steps can help you avoid a big headache down the road. EWEB says first, you should insulate any unheated or exposed water pipes, using the foam you can get at any … Continue reading »

Students Plant Trees for Safer Pathways

SANTA CLARA, Ore. — One elementary school is trying to make their school a lot safer, by planting trees. Friday and Saturday, students and parents will plant more than 50 trees at Irving Elementary School and around town. Tree developers have already dug holes to prepare the soil. The trees will line the new sidewalk … Continue reading »

EWEB Proposes Rate Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB is proposing rate increases for next year, in addition to the nearly 2 percent increase that took effect Nov. 1. Tuesday, the utility board is holding a meeting to get public input on the proposed budget and anticipated increase. It’s proposing an electricity rate increase of 4.5 percent starting February of … Continue reading »

Outages Close Clear Lake Elementary

EUGENE, Ore. — Clear Lake Elementary reports it will be closed Friday, November 1, due to an EWEB power outage. The school says Adventure Club child care is open and will meet at the Bethel School District Office. Clear Lake is the only school impacted by the outage.  School at Clear Lake will be back … Continue reading »

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