Willamette River
Log Truck with harvested poplar trees
Aerial of Eugene, Springfield, and Willamette River
Our Commitment

We are committed to protect our community's health and the environment by providing high-quality wastewater services to the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area in partnership with Eugene, Springfield, and Lane County.

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Tour at the Wastewater Treatment Plant
Community Education

We strive to increase awareness of the MWMC and its role in the health and vitality of our community and environment through engaging communication and outreach programs. To help achieve this we expanded Clean Water University in 2018 reaching 25% of the 5th graders in Eugene and Springfield.

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students participated in Clean Water University
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community members reached through 4 sponsored events
Wastewater Treatment Plant
Protecting the Environment

In carrying out the daily activities of managing the regional wastewater system, we strive to achieve and maintain environmental standards. The MWMC is committed to clean water, community health, and the environment. In 2018, we were recognized for the 11th year in a row with a Peak Performance Award for our efforts.

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Biosolid Management Facility
Sustainable Practices

The MWMC is committed to be a regional leader in effective and sustainable wastewater treatment practices that help protect our environment and save cost for our customers.

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Cut Poplar Trees
Poplar Tree Harvest
In 2018, we used a portion of the poplar trees harvested in 2017 to produce ceiling panels to show the viability of poplar for other uses in addition to hog fuel and veneer. Also, the Biocycle Farm was featured in a Washington State University publication.
Log Truck with harvested poplar trees
Operations & Maintenance Building Rendering
Operations & Maintenance
Buildings Improvements Project
Summer 2017, we broke ground and started this 3 year project. The majority of the construction occurred in 2018. Completion and move in will occur in 2019.
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Digester Construction
Digester Construction and Other Projects
We're added a fourth digester to increase capacity to meet future demand as our area population grows. We now have the capacity to process 4 million gallons of biosolids. Click on Read More to learn about other projects we are working on.
Construction of 4th Diegester
Wastewater Treatment Plant
Pollution Prevention

Everyone has a role in keeping our local waterways and the environment healthy. Whenever possible, individuals, and organizations should implement practices that reduce or eliminate wastes at the source. In 2018, we created Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) kits and other pollution resources for community members to use in reducing pollution.

Watering Hose Reels
The seven member Commission provides oversight and guidance for the regional partnership. They meet monthly on the second Friday and community members are welcomed at meetings to learn more about the initiatives and projects being worked on.
Commissioners at a monthly meeting
Willamette River
Fiscal Management
Every one of us uses water. Used water or 'wastewater' must be cleaned before being returned to the Willamette River. If you use the MWMC regional system, your wastewater user fees support protecting our community's health and local environment including the Willamette River.