Electric Outage: 1-844-484-2300
Water Emergency: 541-685-7595
EWEB Main: 541-685-7000
EWEB’s 2021 budget keeps prices steady once again, marking the fifth year in row of no price increase for customers.Find Out More
Voluntary program helps residents restore their land and prepare for rebuilding, while reducing the impacts of the fire on the McKenzie River.Find Out More
Three EWEB board members were sworn into office on January 5, including two new commissioners.Find Out More
With the help of generous customers and community partners, EWEB’s Energy Share program helps customers who are struggling to pay their utility bills and who may be at risk of disconnection of services.Find Out More
We’re taking steps to help residential, business and non-profit customers maintain or re-establish good account standing and ensure all customers have access to reliable power and water at affordable rates.Find Out More
EWEB is resuming route-based deployment for smart electric and water meters as a part of our gradual and responsible return to normal operations.Find Out More
How EWEB is responding and how we’re ensuring that you continue to receive the water and electric services you depend on from us, safely, reliably and affordably.Find Out More
As your community-owned utility, we will take the necessary steps to emerge from this crisis with the dual goal of protecting vulnerable customers while keeping the utility financially and operationally resilient.Find Out More
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everything for our community, except the need for reliable power and water at affordable rates.Find Out More
Making partial payments and other tips for managing your bill and avoiding scams.Find Out More
As our community moves toward recovery from the health and economic crises of COVID-19, EWEB is beginning a gradual and responsible return to our facilities.Find Out More
Oregon primary elections are next Tuesday, May 19 and ballots include four candidates for three seats on the EWEB Board of Commissioners.Find Out More
EWEB’s Customer Care bill assistance program re-opened on Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m. By 9:04, 205 online applications were complete, and by 9:20, nearly 600 customers had applied online.Find Out More
By year-end, nearly 7,000 households could receive the EWEB bill credit.Find Out More
We know customers are facing unusual financial hardship due to COVID-19. On March 14 EWEB temporarily suspended disconnections for nonpayment and late fees.Find Out More
"Six years, one month and nine days," replies James when asked how long he has been working at EWEB. "I just happen to remember my hire date."
Of course he does. A part of the EWEB admin team, James has a knack for knowing stuff just when it needs knowing, and for being there just when you need him.
He started his time with EWEB after returning from Kentucky where he had been working at a crane manufacturing company. His first position with the utility was as a customer service analyst in the call center, followed by a few years in credit and collections and most recently an administrative assistant with the Customer Solutions department.
"It's rewarding to do what we do, providing critical services to the community," says James. "I work behind the scenes doing stuff most customers will never see, but it feels good to know I play a small part in all of it."
In his role, James supports a number of staff including the utility's communications team. During the March 2019 snowstorm James' "behind-the-scenes" support was crucial.
During widespread outages, EWEB initiates an emergency response protocol, part of which is a public information office (PIO) to keep customers informed of the situation. With one communications staff member out of state on vacation and another snowed-in at her rural home, the staffing for the PIO was stretched thin.
James stepped in responding to customer inquiries on social media, tracking down information and updates and doing what he does best-contributing to the success of a team.
Days into the outage response, with staff growing weary from working long hours and the stress of the situation visible on faces, James was wearing a smile and lightening the mood of any room he entered.
Whether it's day-to-day operations or an above-and-beyond situation, we are glad James has our back, behind the scenes or otherwise.
Thank you James, for your role in providing customers with vital services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
500 East Fourth Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone hours: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lobby hours: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.