The water served by EWEB meets or exceeds all state and federal drinking water health standards. In fact, EWEB is proud to say that it has never
violated a maximum contaminant level or any other water quality standard established by the EPA.
Read about EWEB's extensive treatment process, which enables the utility to easily meet all federal and state
water quality requirements.
Lead has not been detected in EWEB's treated source water and there are no known lead service lines in the distribution system. EWEB also treats
its water to raise pH and reduce the corrosivity of water before it enters the distribution system.
The main source of lead in water in the Eugene area is household plumbing. Learn more about lead in drinking water and household plumbing:
Read the consumer confidence report we publish annually in compliance with federal law. This provides a
snapshot of the previous year's water quality. For more detail, see the results of EWEB's annual chemical analysis of the treated water.
Public water utilities like EWEB must notify their customers if water quality may be compromised
and might pose a risk to public health. A boil water notice explains what happened and what
consumers need to do. Learn more and read answers to the most commonly asked questions during such a notice.
Unexpected changes in pressure can cause water to flow backward, creating potential contamination.
Learn how to prevent this from happening.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about the quality of your drinking water.
Email our water quality experts
with questions or for more information, or call (541) 341-8500 ext. 2.