Facts about EWEB
Fountain at sunset in EWEB's River Edge Plaza

The Eugene Water & Electric Board's annual Facts and Figures publication provides detailed statistics and information about EWEB, its facilities and the many programs it offers. The statistical highlights from 2012 are shown below:


Name: Eugene Water & Electric Board
Headquarters location: 500 E. Fourth Ave., Eugene, Ore. 97401
Mailing address: P.O. Box 10148, Eugene, Ore. 97440
Founded: 1911
Type of utility: Municipal public, chartered by the City of Eugene
Governance: Five-person Board of Commissioners elected to four-year terms by the citizens of Eugene
Employees: 519
Service area: 235.6 square miles
Drinking water source: McKenzie River

Electric utility

Total customers: 89,011
Residential customers: 79,626
Retail sales (kilowatt hours): 2.37 billion
Revenue from retail sales: $183.8 million
All-time peak one-hour demand: 627,000 kilowatts (Dec. 23, 1998)
2012 peak one-hour demand: 479,000 kilowatts (Jan. 12, 2012)
2012 conservation savings: 6,530,533 kWh
Homes weatherized: 840
Percent of power purchased from BPA: 74%
Percent generated by EWEB-owned power plants: 22%
Substations: 38

Water utility

Total customers: 51,998
Residential customers: 46,497
Sales (gallons): 7.8 billion
Revenue from sales: $25.4 million
All-time peak daily demand: 71.8 million gallons (July 28, 1998)
2012 peak daily demand: 49.2 million gallons (Aug. 16, 2012)
Reservoirs: 26
Reservoir storage capacity: 98.5 million gallons

Steam utility

As 50 years of supplying steam heat to customers in downtown Eugene, the Steam utility ceased operation on June 30, 2012. The customer base of the utility had been dwindling over the years and the steam distribution system became inefficient as it aged.

Community service

Energy assistance: $2.7 million
Surplus revenue payments: $13.7 million
Education grants: $672,265