Electric Outage: 1-844-484-2300
Water Emergency: 541-685-7595
EWEB Main: 541-685-7000
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
In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, our Customer Service lobby will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17. The lobby will remain closed until further notice, extended from the previous date of April 30.Find Out More
EWEB is temporarily suspending service disconnections and late fees for customer non-payment during the coronavirus crisis. In addition to immediately putting a hold on electric disconnections and water service shut-offs for those who are behind on their utility bills, we are expanding bill assistance programs and implementing residential and commercial loan deferrals to help customers through the economic disruptions caused by the virus outbreak.Find Out More
In an effort to reduce the risk of contracting and/or transmitting the virus, EWEB is asking customers to use our many online and telephone options rather than doing business in person.Find Out More
When Leah talks about her daughter, she lights up.
"I was lucky enough to get to stay home with my baby for a year after she was born," says Leah. "It was wonderful, but after a while I needed to get back into the workforce. My husband actually found the posting for the job and since it was similar to what I had done before, I thought it would be an easier transition."
Before having her daughter, Leah worked at SELCO Community Credit Union first as a teller, then in the call center and finally in collections. The EWEB posting her husband pointed out was for a customer service analyst in the contact center, a position Leah has held now for three years.
"We are the front line for EWEB. We take the first calls whenever something's wrong, there's a question on the bill, if someone needs to start/stop service and everything in-between," says Leah. "We can have some really difficult phone calls, but we also get a lot of good ones too. When we are able to successfully help someone it can make our day."
Leah recalls a customer a couple years ago who called to make a payment arrangement. The woman was dealing with the death of her son and had fallen behind on her bill. Leah encouraged her to apply for EWEB's bill assistance program, Customer Care.
"She said there were people out there that needed it more than her," says Leah. "I helped make the payment arrangement like she had requested. But I couldn't stop thinking about her once we had hung up. I knew she wasn't going to contact any of the resources I had given her."
Leah reached out to her supervisor and others in the utility, recounting the customer's difficulty. In the end, using funds from a modest EWEB employee donation program, Leah was able to call the customer letting her know that a payment had been made to her account.
"She was so grateful," says Leah. "We can't always help in this way, but when we can it's really rewarding. I hope customers know how much we care. And that we're really trying our hardest," she adds.
When asked what makes up great customer service, Leah pauses thoughtfully before listing off three qualities: listening before reacting, demonstrating empathy and working together to find answers. After talking with Leah for a bit, they sound pretty familiar.
Thank you Leah, for your role in providing customers with vital services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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Eugene, OR 97401
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