Power Outage in West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB is responding to a power outage in west Eugene Tuesday morning. About 540 customers are without power. The affected area is from West Eighth Avenue south to West 18th Avenue, and McKinley Street west to Acorn Park Street. The cause of the outage is being investigated. At this point, crews think it may have been … Continue reading »

EWEB Hikes its Rates

EUGENE, Ore. — Starting May 1, Eugene Water and Electric Board customers may notice a spike in their energy bill. EWEB will raise its rates starting Wednesday by about five percent on average for all customers. Commissioners gave the approval for the increase in December. EWEB leaders say even though the rates will go up, … Continue reading »

Water Valve Breaks

EUGENE, Ore. — At least one Eugene business went without water Wednesday after a valve broke during some maintenance. EWEB employees say they were in the process of turning off the water to do some replacement work when the valve broke off. Witnesses say the water went up several feet into the air. A KEZI … Continue reading »

Celebration Promotes Reusable Bag Use

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of people made their way to Eugene Water Electric Board’s annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday. The event came just in time for local shoppers as the city of Eugene will soon ban plastic bags from retail stores. Saturday’s event focused on gearing people up for the coming change. Organizers spent … Continue reading »

EWEB to Discuss College Hill Reservoir

EUGENE, Ore — The Eugene Water & Electric Board will host an informational meeting Tuesday to discuss changes at the College Hill Reservoir. This past year, EWEB discovered that the reservoir roof is prone to leaking despite numerous efforts to waterproof the surface. The leaks increase the risk of contaminants entering the drinking water below, … Continue reading »

Police Hunt for Hit-and-Run Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police need your help to find the man who crashed a stolen car into a utility pole Sunday morning then ran off. Officers say they’re looking for James Naylor. They say he was driving the stolen Nissan when it hit the pole on Royal Avenue near Oak Hill Cemetery Road. If … Continue reading »

Early Morning Crash Knocks Out Power

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Early Sunday Karen Higgins and her husband hid the eggs and set the table for Easter brunch. But early in the morning the house didn’t have power. “I woke up a little after six and realized that there was no power in the house,” Higgins said. What sounded like a worst … Continue reading »

EWEB Starts Water Main Project

EUGENE, Ore. — The summer construction season is just a couple months away, and EWEB is getting a jump start. It started work Monday to replace a four-inch water main that runs along 10th Avenue between Olive and Charnelton streets. That needs to be finished before a big paving project this summer. “It’s really an … Continue reading »

EWEB Riverfront Plan Vote Delayed

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s planning commission was set to vote on the EWEB riverfront master plan, but that got delayed by a week. Commissioners have been looking over the proposed riverfront development for nearly four years now, but Monday they were still hung up on a number of items, including the height of buildings and … Continue reading »

EWEB Disputes Water Quality Report

EUGENE, Ore. — Drinking water in Eugene may contain dangerous levels of contaminants, according to a new water quality report, but EWEB disputes that report. The study released by the Environmental Working Group says there are slightly dangerous levels of a chlorine by-product in Eugene water. A spokesman for EWEB says this report is not … Continue reading »

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