The Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project continues to make progress with construction of a renewable natural gas line near the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. NW Natural (NWN), in partnership with the MWMC and its contractors, is constructing this pipeline to connect biogas purification facilities and NWN's new receipt point facility on the treatment plant grounds to an existing NWN natural gas transmission line on River Road. Upon project completion, nearly 100% of biogas, a byproduct of the wastewater treatment system, will be converted into RNG that will be injected into NWN's pipeline system and used as a renewable vehicle fuel.

Due to the gas line construction, a portion of the Eugene shared use path around the Wastewater Treatment Plant, along the southwest corner and west side of the facility is currently closed for up to several weeks. A detour is available for bicyclists, pedestrians, and other users of the path, and the closure does not affect the portion of the path connecting to the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System. Click here for more information and to view a detour map.

To learn more about the benefits of the RNG project and the construction process, click here. For questions, contact Mark Van Eeckhout or Sharon Olson.