Current issues and projects
As a public utility, our business is your business. Keep up to date on issues and projects
affecting the Eugene Water & Electric Board and its 86,000 electric and water customers.
Learn about EWEB's modernization program and the enhanced customer service the utility plans to offer.
See details about current long-term projects that may impact traffic or temporarily disrupt your electric or
EWEB is replacing the motor and gear box that operates the No. 3 roll gate at the Leaburg Dam. This construction project started in June 2016. The work
will require the closure of the bridge across the dam on weekdays through the fall. Most closures will run 8 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
EWEB is continuing its campaign to invest in our drinking water distribution system,
parts of which date back to
the early days of the utility's founding in 1911. EWEB is also pursuing strategies to develop
a second source of drinking water, in addition to the McKenzie River, to protect against
unplanned service interruptions.
What is happening to the portion of EWEB's riverfront property that was vacated when the utility moved half of its staff to the
new Roosevelt Operations Center in west Eugene?
EWEB is seeking a new federal license to operate its Carmen-Smith Hydroelectric Project on the
upper McKenzie River.
EWEB is working to alert the public to a very disturbing trend – the theft of copper from the electric
distribution system for its value as scrap metal.
Learn about the budget balancing and business re-planning strategies EWEB used to lessen the impact
of future rate increases.