Rec Center to Use Recycled Rainwater

EUGENE, Ore. — When the new student rec center opens to University of Oregon students in about 10 months, it’ll be more sustainable than ever. Project planners say the new facility will use recycled rainwater for its toilets. Part of the 110,000 feet of new space includes a new aquatic facility, so the rec center’s … Continue reading »

OSU Studies Demand on Water Supply

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Scientists say climate change and Oregon’s population growth is already placing a higher demand on our water supply. Researchers at Oregon State University say most Oregonians agree that water conservation is important. But whose behaviors save the most water? Researchers found it tends to be older people, females and those who make … Continue reading »

County Looks to Recoup Costs for Boaters

VENETA, Ore. — Low water levels at Fern Ridge Reservoir have Lane County leaders looking for ways to recoup costs for boaters. The county and Army Corps of Engineers are working to address the problem. With record low rainfall, the boating season hasn’t looked good. Lane County leaders are addressing ways to help those boaters … Continue reading »

Low Water Levels Hurt Boating Industry

VENETA, Ore. — With the warmer temperatures you might expect everyone to be out on the lake. But with 14 and a half inches below average rainfall, boaters are nowhere in sight. While Oregonians have enjoyed the warm dry spring that’s not the case at Fern Ridge Reservoir. It’s where a dry spring means a … 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 »

Rain Gardens Reduce Pollutants

EUGENE, Ore. — Rain. It’s nothing new in Oregon, but what’s relatively new, a gardening concept to divert rain water off the streets. When it rains in urban areas, all the water filtrates down the streets picking up contaminants and sediments along the way. The idea with a rain garden is to let the rain … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Boy Died from Medical Condition

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A boy who was taken to a hospital after he was pulled from a pool later died from a medical condition, Springfield police said. A Douglas County boy was pulled from the water at Splash! at Lively Park Friday afternoon and flown to a Portland hospital for treatment. Willamalane says a lifeguard … Continue reading »

Boy Pulled from Pool Dies

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A boy who was pulled from a Springfield pool on Friday has passed away. Springfield police say it can confirm the boy passed. He was flown to a Portland hospital on Friday after being pulled from the Splash! at Lively Park pool. Willamalane says a lifeguard noticed the boy was having trouble … Continue reading »

Boy Pulled from Springfield Pool

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A boy was pulled from the wave pool at Splash! at Lively Park and rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon. Parents describe it as a scary situation as lifeguards saw the boy having trouble in the water. Many of the parents KEZI 9 News encountered were in tears wondering if the boy … 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 »