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 »

Lane County Fleet Auction

EUGENE, Ore. – For those who’ve wanted to purchase an old sheriff’s car or service truck, the Lane County Fleet Auction starts Thursday. Fleet services works together with the county, Eugene Water and Electric Board, Lane Transit District and other local entities to auction off miscellaneous government equipment. On the auction block this year are … Continue reading »

EWEB Repairs 70-year-old Pipe

EUGENE, Ore. — Major repairs were underway in south Eugene after a huge water main break Wednesday morning. Crews worked to repair the main break, which was about 4-feet deep at the corner of Amazon Parkway and 19th Avenue. Witnesses who saw it unfold say the water just continued to gush out onto the streets … Continue reading »

National Preparedness Month Event

EUGENE, Ore. — The two biggest potential natural disasters faced by Oregonians are flooding and the Cascadia Earthquake, which could strike at any time. Statistics show that many people aren’t prepared for these emergencies, which is why Northwest National is spearheading a statewide effort to educate the public on Saturday. According to the Community Emergency … Continue reading »

EWEB Introduces Water Response Trailers

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 … Continue reading »

EWEB & Lane Electric Talk Area Transfer

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Water and Electric Board and Lane Electric discussed transferring service of McKenzie River Valley’s territory at Tuesday night’s meeting. Currently, power to the McKenzie River Valley is under EWEB’s control. The territory includes almost 3,000 people stretching from outside Springfield city limits to Vida. More than 95 percent of EWEB’s … Continue reading »

EWEB Hears Smart Meter Health Concerns

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Water and Electric Board tried to clear the air Tuesday night over the implementation of controversial smart meters. EWEB commissioners are considering moving all customers to the radio transmitting meters by 2017, but there are concerns surrounding the change. The EWEB Board of Commissioners heard more than two hours worth … Continue reading »

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