Celebrating a century of service
EWEB's century logo

EWEB commemorated a significant milestone in 2011: The 100th anniversary of the utility's creation.

Since the very first meeting of the Eugene Water Board on March 11, 1911 (the utility's name was changed in 1949), EWEB's vision has been to serve its citizen-owners with reliable electricity and healthy, clean water.

Today, EWEB is the largest public utility in Oregon, providing nearly 200,000 people and businesses with electricity and water.

EWEB's 100-year history

Read about the evolution of the utility throughout the last century and learn how Eugene, EWEB and the McKenzie River are entwined with a common history. Also see a timeline of notable dates and read about the utility's North Building Collection.

Historic steam plant

Read about the 1931, art deco era steam plant and view a slide show to learn more about what EWEB is doing to prepare the building for the future.

Oregon Legislature honors EWEB

Read the resolution passed by the Oregon Legislature to honor the Eugene Water & Electric Board.

Local breweries honor EWEB's centennial

You need great water to make great beer. That's why two local craft breweries created small batch beers to honor EWEB for providing clean, healthy water for 100 years. Learn how each brewery donated the proceeds from these brews to support watershed protection efforts.

Legacy project

EWEB, Friends of Trees and the City of Eugene teamed up to plant 100 trees in Eugene as part of EWEB's centennial commemoration. EWEB wanted to create a "legacy project" that would leave a gift of some kind to the community. The trees are planted along Roosevelt Boulevard, between Fergus and Bertelsen streets.

Summer music series

In celebration of its centennial year, EWEB sponsored the City of Eugene's "Summer in the City 2011" live music series and hosted one of the concerts at EWEB's River Edge Plaza.

News clips
EWEB centennial slide show

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