College Hill Reservoir Watch
The Friday closest to the first quarter of the moon.
6:00 PM or dusk, whichever is later.
See the Calendar for specific dates and times.
College Hill Reservoir
Lawrence Street, between West 24th Avenue and West 25th Avenue, Eugene
Map and Directions
In 2013 the Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) considered closing or restricting public access to the College Hill Reservoir in response to the discovery that the seams atop the College Hill Reservoir were leaking and that contaminants could wash through those seams into the water supply.
The Friendly Area Neighborhood created the College Hill Reservoir Watch team to keep our water safe and keep the reservoir top open to the public.
The agreement between FAN and EWEB stated that EWEB would erect gates and install signage that dogs are not permitted on the reservoir, and FAN would patrol the surface of the reservoir three to four times a week. The Eugene Astronomical Society also provides support and volunteers to patrol. Any contaminants such as dog waste, litter, fireworks, or anything else that shouldn't be left on the surface is removed.
Our collective goal is to prevent anything from seeping through the joints during rainstorms, to maintain the beauty of the area for those who enjoy using it, and to provide EWEB with assurance that public use of the reservoir will reduce rather than increase any danger to the water supply caused by the leaking seams.
The Reservoir Watch committee leads send out an invite to all committee members at the end of the month for members to select their patrol days for the following month. Following patrol, report findings back to committee leads. Include date, time, weather, contamination, activities and anything else out of the ordinary. EWEB is invited to monitor the calendar and data spreadsheet as well.
For more information about Reservoir Watch contact email@example.com