Facility Extension or Modification


If you are starting a new project where electric or water facilities need to be extended to your development, we want to help you through this process. 

  • Water facility extension or modification: please email (waterengineeringtechnicians@eweb.org) or call us at 541-685-7377 to get started.
  • Electric facility extension or modification:  please review the steps below.
1: Start your project
  • Provide us with basic project information for residential or commercial project by recording a message on our electric distribution project phone-line at 541-685-7521 or send the info in an email.
  • One of our engineering technicians will return your inquiry within one business day.
  • Complete an electric service information form (residential or commercial) and design agreement and return to us, along with other needed project documentation; including CAD files.

Email (distributionengineering@eweb.org)
Mail: Attn: Distribution Services, PO Box 10148, Eugene OR 97440

  • We commit design resources and delivery schedule based on a first-come first-served basis after receiving all necessary form and any requested project data.
  • If necessary an EWEB engineering technician will meet you at your project site. 

2: Design
  • Our engineering technician works with you and other agencies to create electric design iteratively including EWEB standards, codes, (potential) easements, available infrastructure, and site constraints. This includes input from other permitting authorities and easement procurement. The design process typically takes 30 to 90 days depending on project complexity, property easements, permitting, and design iterations.
  • Our engineering technician will apply for EWEB-related permits and begins researching easement needs.
  • We will provide you with a final electric design, including EWEB project costs that are valid for 30 days.
  • You can use final design to obtain bids from contractors for customer-required construction. 

3: Pre-construction
  • You complete and sign an electric extension/modification agreement.
  • You are responsible for EWEB's costs associated with the project.  Your project is entered into our work queue after we receive your payment and signed electric extension/modification agreement.
  • Complete our online form to request installation of service(s) for the new building or renovation/addition. Contact our building & renovations team at 541-685-7086 for help as necessary.
  • You or your contractor are responsible for obtaining all necessary permits to cover project work.
  • Our engineering technician will work with you or your contractor to obtain required easements.
  • Before moving to the next step, our engineering technician needs to receive approved permits and easements are officially recorded. 

4: Construction
  • Our engineering technician will meet with with you and/or your contractor for a pre-construction meeting to review project design, project timeline, EWEB construction requirements and EWEB standards.
  • You or your contractor provides a timeline when customer-construction will be completed.
  • Electric facilities are installed by your contractor to meet EWEB Electric and Construction Standards.
  • Your or your contractor coordinates with our engineering technician to inspect customer/contractor-installed electric facilities periodically during construction.
  • If applicable, you receive approved inspection from other permitting authorities.
  • Once the project passes EWEB and other jurisdictional inspections, your project is entered into our work queue. You or your contractor will work with our electric operations staff to schedule and coordinate EWEB-related construction.