Protecting the water quality of the McKenzie River is essential to the mission of Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB). The McKenzie River is the sole source of drinking water for the City of Eugene.
The Pure Water Partners (PWP) Program is a new initiative designed to reward McKenzie landowners who protect high quality land along the river, assisting EWEB in protecting water quality and helping to avoid future water treatment costs.
The program provides annual payments, technical assistance and/or other incentives to participating landowners. It also helps to connect landowners who wish to engage in restoration projects on their land with technical and financial assistance.