Briefs, Community

EWEB pitches water treatment plant 

GLENWOOD – At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) was scheduled to provide information to council on a proposed water treatment plant, potentially located in Glenwood. EWEB is interested in constructing a Willamette River Water Treatment Plant in Glenwood to improve the resiliency and redundancy of the drinking water supply system,” according to the agenda.  In the Pacific Northwest, drinking water utilities are concerned about the ability to serve our communities following the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, persistent drought conditions in the western states, impacts of climate change and increased water demands due to forecasted population growth. Utilities in the Southern Willamette Valley, including EWEB, Springfield Utility Board (SUB), Rainbow Water District (RWD) and others, are no exception. The potential project requires various land use actions and EWEB acknowledges that its success is dependent upon partnership with the City of Springfield. Read more in next week’s edition, and online at Chronicle1909.com.