EWEB Repairs Water Main

EUGENE, Ore. — Residents in the Churchill area say a water main break flooded the streets of their neighborhood Sunday. The Eugene Water and Electric Board says the water main broke just after 1 p.m. and flooded Wilshire Lane and Wilshire Circle. EWEB repaired the water main just before 3 p.m. It was so hot … Continue reading »

Students Compete in Solar Powered Races

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of students from Lane County went head to head in a solar car competition Saturday. Middle schoolers participating in the 2013 Solar Challenge worked on their solar-powered cars four four weeks and were ready to win the competition. To get to the solar challenge, students had to first have the fastest … Continue reading »

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 »

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