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EWEB advises against drinking fountain water

Don't drink that water.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board does not advise those who cool off in the fountain at EWEB's headquarters next to the Willamette River to drink the water. That's because the water is recirculated, a spokesman said. There's human waste, bicycle grease and other pollutants in there, he said.

A front-page photograph in Thursday's Register-Guard showed a 5-year-old girl drinking water from the fountain out of her hat.

Santa Clara fire station offers the public a peek

The public is invited to take a look at the new Santa Clara fire station on Saturday.

The open house, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include a neighborhood barbecue and tours of the 16,800-square-foot building at 111 Santa Clara Ave., off River Road, in Eugene.

Since 2002, the city has been providing fire and emergency medical response to the area from a converted house near the new station. The house has been sold to the Neighborhood Economic Development Corp., which will use it for low-income housing.

The new $4 million station was designed by Berry Architects of Eugene, in association with Peck Smiley Ettlin of Portland. John Hyland Construction of Springfield was the general contractor.

REGION

Mohawk-Marcola area feels another tremor

MOHAWK - For the third time this year, a small earthquake rattled an area northeast of Springfield on Thursday night. The county had received no reports of damage.

The quake, which occurred 6:12 p.m., was between Mohawk and Marcola, measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale and originating 4.8 miles underground, according to the University of Washington's Pacific Northwest Seismology Network.

The county received a couple phone calls reporting some minor shaking from residents in that area, according to a county dispatcher.

On April 11, another magnitude 2.3 earthquake shook the area. On Jan. 12, a magnitude 2.4 quake occurred, also near the unincorporated town of Mohawk.
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Date:Jul 29, 2005
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