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As a public utility, owned by the people of Eugene, it’s important for us to be open and transparent with our customer-owners. The following State of the Utility Address, delivered by General Manager Frank Lawson at the March 2 EWEB Board meeting, highlights key events, accomplishments and challenges of 2020.Find Out More
EWEB’s 2021 budget keeps prices steady once again, marking the fifth year in row of no price increase for customers.Find Out More
Have you ever wondered what happens to the electric grid on Thanksgiving?Find Out More
Heavy rain in the McKenzie Valley over the weekend gave EWEB’s water quality team a close look at the potential impacts from the Holiday Farm Fire on source water.Find Out More
EWEB foresters and contract tree crews are working in the McKenzie River Valley following the Holiday Farm Fire to assess, trim and remove vegetation that may interfere with electrical infrastructure.Find Out More
Due to air quality concerns, our meter readers have not been able to safely complete their assigned routes for a number of days in September.Find Out More
Here in the northwest, we are all too aware that wildfires often result in loss of life and property.Find Out More
As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to take action. During September’s National Preparedness Month, Eugene Water & Electric Board encourages customers to be “prepared, not scared” in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.Find Out More
Customers with past-due balances will have a final opportunity to apply for assistance before normal collection processes resume August 10.Find Out More
Running the air conditioning can cause a blow to the household budget and increase carbon emissions.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
Crews will resume critical reliability work such as replacing damaged utility poles, upgrading meters, rebuilding power lines, and replacing aging water mains.Find Out More
During the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic, EWEB responded by implementing short-term crisis programs for customers who were financially impacted by the economic downturn. We voluntarily issued a moratorium on service disconnections, temporarily extended a $260 bill assistance credit to customers who lost their jobs due to the pandemic, increased funding for our bill assistance program, and allowed customers to defer existing loans.
Now, in order to be good stewards of our customers' financial resources and keep the utility operationally and financially resilient, we need to shift to measures that help customers bring their accounts up to date over time.
For customers with past-due accounts who have not enrolled in a repayment plan, EWEB will return to standard disconnection procedures effective Aug. 10, 2020.
To avoid disconnection of services and additional fees, we encourage customers with past-due accounts to immediately:
1) Pay any past-due balance in full, or
2) Enroll in a payment plan
Recovery Programs are in place to help customers repay a past-due balance that has accrued as a result of COVID-19.
We can offer re-payment terms on a past-due balance of up to $3,000 over a period of six months. Additional options may be available for business and non-profit customers.
In some cases, we may be able to provide special terms for customers who have unique circumstances due the economic impacts of COVID-19.
In addition to our bill assistance program and the extended repayment plans, EWEB continues to offer special terms and/or crisis funding for customers who have unique circumstances due the economic impacts of the pandemic, such as those who lost their jobs and are still awaiting federal pandemic assistance or state unemployment benefits.
We understand the challenges customers are facing, and our Customer Service staff want to work with each individual to find solutions. Any customers struggling to pay their bills, should call EWEB at 541-685-7000 M-F 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. or visit our COVID-19 resource center for more information.
500 East Fourth Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone hours: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.