Eugene Water & Electric Board, also known as EWEB, is one of the largest public utility companies in Oregon. Chartered by the city of Eugene as a municipal utility with a separate elected board, EWEB provides electricity, water and steam to more than 83,000 homes, business, schools and other customers in Eugene, Ore. Founded in 1911, the board, in partnership with other local agencies, offers assistance to farmers and growers in disposing unwanted chemicals through its agricultural chemical program. The utility provides more than $700,000 annually to support education programs on energy and water resources. It also offers various recreational opportunities, from trails along the Walterville Power Canal to boating and fishing at Carmen Reservoir on the upper McKenzie River. The utility supports a variety of community events, including Eugene Celebration and the annual Solar Challenge race for middle school students.