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 »

Water Pipeline Dedicated in Veneta

VENETA, Ore. — People in Veneta have reason to celebrate, and the reason is clear. Fresh water from the McKenzie River now flows to each and every household thanks to a new 10-mile pipeline connected to the EWEB system in west Eugene. “Veneta became an incorporated city in 1962 largely because contaminated groundwater sources had … Continue reading »

EWEB Continues Work on Water Main

EUGENE, Ore. — A water main break in earlier September is still being worked on by the Eugene Water and Electric Board. The road is still down to one lane near 19th Avenue and Pearl Street while crews repair the 70-year-old pipe. EWEB says the work has taken longer than expected because fixing the pipe … Continue reading »

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