On a chilly November day, third graders from Adams Elementary School in Eugene learned about the lifecycle of native salmon on a field trip to Lake Creek near Triangle Lake. The field trips take place all month as part of a program funded by EWEB grants. EWEB dedicates a portion of customer rates to inspiring kids to explore the wonders of science and learn about watershed health, water quality, and emergency preparedness.Find Out More
At the Nov. 1st board meeting, EWEB Commissioners got an update on the budget and rates for next year and the EWEB quarterly report.Find Out More
Imagine if heavy snowfall and freezing rain hit Eugene this winter. Imagine damaged trees, road closures and widespread power outages. What would you do?Find Out More
By partnering with ShakeAlert and the Oregon Hazards Lab, EWEB gets an early warning of the effects of earthquakes on hydropower facilities.Find Out More
EWEB held its Poster Contest for 5th grade students in our service territory for Public Power Week, October 2-8, receiving more than 100 entries from classrooms across the area.Find Out More
EWEB's elected Board of Commissioners has voted to authorize General Manager Frank Lawson to pursue and negotiate the sale of the former EWEB headquarters building.Find Out More
EWEB’s Source Water Champions work year-round to protect our drinking water. They take water quality samples throughout the watershed, help our neighbors be better stewards, and coordinate multi-agency teams for restoration work and hazard mitigation.Find Out More
Local middle school students from around the area learned about the entire life cycle of salmon along the McKenzie River at Salmon Watch 2022, which was held at the EWEB spawning channel. The field trip took place during peak salmon spawning season, when fish that are at least two feet long are reaching the end of their journey from the ocean to their natal streams.Find Out More
EWEB is bringing back our annual poster contest for Public Power Week, and needs your help to select our top 5 winners!Find Out More
EWEB’s electric safety trailer is an interactive tool for the public to learn how to react in a potentially dangerous situation.Find Out More
Eugene’s first black-owned house generates clean energy and community connectionsFind Out More
At this rodeo, power poles take the place of bulls and electric workers stand in for cowboys.Find Out More
How has EWEB prepared to deliver power and water to all these athletes and spectators from around the world?Find Out More
Using fireworks near power lines could lead to a fire, explosion, power outage or downed line.Find Out More
On June 18, with the help of community neighbors, EWEB inaugurated a new emergency water station at the Lane County Fairgrounds.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.
This decision follows a great deal of deliberation and was made to protect employees and customers by reducing the risk of contracting and/or transmitting the virus. Our first priority is keeping customers and employees safe and well-informed while minimizing the spread of the coronavirus.
EWEB, as an essential service provider, is expending significant resources to make sure that we can continue to provide reliable electricity and water to our customers. To do so, we must keep our workforce healthy.
During the lobby closure, we are suggesting customers use alternatives to conducting business face-to-face:
A few days ago, we announced a series of crisis relief steps in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
We are 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.
Customers who avoid service shutoffs during this grace period will still owe EWEB for past due balances, and are encouraged to contact us to make payment arrangements or inquire about assistance programs to avoid accruing a large overdue bill.
Starting April 1, we will expand our EWEB Customer Care program to provide a $260 credit to any customer who loses a job. Affected customers can apply for this bill credit by submitting proof of unemployment benefits from the Oregon Employment Department.
Unlike other assistance programs, the job loss benefit doesn't include an income threshold. We are also increasing the amount of funding available to limited income and job loss applicants in order to increase the number of customers receiving a $260 credit. Over the next three months, we will double the amount of funding originally budgeted for EWEB Customer Care bill assistance program in response to the coronavirus crisis.
And customers with residential or commercial energy-efficiency loans will be able to defer those loan payments upon request.
As the virus-related economic disruptions increase in the coming days and weeks, we are urging those affected to call Customer Service at (541) 685-7000 for help in paying their utility bills or setting up payment plans.
Customers experiencing a reduction in pay due to slowing business conditions, or those forced to take unpaid leave due to coronavirus mitigation efforts, should contact us to inquire about crisis funding. We will consider these on a case-by-case basis.
Our focus during this crisis will continue to be protecting public and employee safety while making sure we are able to maintain the essential services of delivering high-quality water and reliable electricity to customers.
4200 Roosevelt Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97402
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