Electric Outage: 1-844-484-2300
Water Emergency: 541-685-7595
EWEB Main: 541-685-7000
EWEB customers use more than twice as much water in the hot, dry summer months, compared to the cold, rainy winter months. The higher summer water use can almost assuredly be attributed to customers watering their lawns and gardens.Find Out More
EWEB is already in compliance with a new proposed federal rule that would require municipalities to test for PFAs, or forever chemicals, in drinking water. The good news for EWEB customers is that in over ten years of testing we have not found PFAs in our water.Find Out More
To maintain the reliability customers have come to know and trust, EWEB must address an aging infrastructure bubble.Find Out More
EWEB General Manager Frank Lawson delivered his annual State of the Utility Address at the March 7 public Board of Commissioners meeting.Find Out More
Greenpower Grants, a program funded by voluntary Greenpower customer subscriptions is currently accepting applications. The grant will fund a high-impact project that increase the use of renewable energy sources, the adoption of emerging technologies, clean energy education and reduce or offset our community's carbon footprint.Find Out More
For the past year, EWEB’s electric division has been preparing for a complete reconstruction of the Currin substation. Quite simply, it’s reached the end of its useful life.Find Out More
With cold and icy weather forecasted for the next several days, we want to share some tips on how to heat your home while still conserving energy. We also have tips on how to stay warm if there is a power outage at your home.Find Out More
EWEB is building two 7.5-million-gallon water storage tanks on a 10-acre property at East 40th and Patterson Street in South Eugene. The tanks are part of our work to improve EWEB’s water storage infrastructure for future resiliency to earthquakes and climate change. People who live nearby have been watching the progress of the work since summer 2021.Find Out More
EWEB has awarded nearly $125,000 in grant funds to local organizations that promote electric mobility and reduce community carbon emissions.Find Out More
Grantees in the McKenzie River Valley can receive up to $35,000 eachFind Out More
Collaborating with the City of Eugene, a Climate Guidebook, and priorities for upriver EWEB customers were the main topics at the Feb. 7 Board of Commissioners meeting. The five-member Board serves without pay and is elected by EWEB customers. Their job is to establish policies and values and set EWEB’s long-term direction. Board meetings are open to the public and include opportunities for public comment.Find Out More
You may have noticed a plaque along the sidewalk on East 4th Avenue near the entrance to the employee parking lot at EWEB’s former headquarters building. It commemorates Wiley Griffon. He’s not considered the first Black resident of Eugene. But he is the first one mentioned by name, according to scholars.Find Out More
World Pulses Day is celebrated on February 10, and is a day to celebrate and spread information on the environmental and personal health benefits of pulses, aka beans, peas and lentils.Find Out More
Eugene has some of the best drinking water in the world. That’s thanks to our source, the pristine McKenzie River. It’s also thanks to the people at EWEB; whether an engineer designing a new reservoir, a treatment plant operator ensuring the safety and quality of drinking water, or a member of a crew maintaining the infrastructure in our community, water professionals work around the clock to ensure tap water is there when you need it.Find Out More
The Eugene City Council approved the purchase of EWEB's former riverfront headquarters property at a meeting on Jan. 30. The terms of the deal state that the City of Eugene will purchase the 4.4-acre property, which includes two buildings and parking lots, for $12 million.Find Out More
July 07, 2020
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.
We recognize this is a challenging time for many residents and businesses, and some may be struggling to keep up with utility payments. As a community-owned, nonprofit utility, we have always worked with our customers in crisis, and this time is no different.
Effective immediately, we are making recovery programs available to residential and commercial customers, including non-profits. Enrolled customers will be allowed six months to bring their accounts up to date. Small business and non-profit customers will be offered additional options for higher balances, including longer payback periods, the option to defer payments for up to 9 months, or to enroll in a reduced billing plan.
Our Basic Re-Payment Plan is available to all customers (residential, business and non-profit) to help bring your account up to date over time and avoid disconnection of services. We can offer payment arrangements that spread a past due balance of up to $3,000 over several months with fixed installments.
This offering for business and non-profit customers allows for a higher maximum balance and potentially a longer payback period. Eligible customers can repay a past-due balance of up to four-times the average monthly bill or $20,000 over 6-24 months and defer the first payment for up to 9 months.
Eligible business and non-profit customers who are current on their EWEB account and are seeking to free-up cash for re-investment into their operations may apply for a Reduced Billing Plan. This plan allows fixed, reduced payments on future bills for the next 12 months. After 12 months, customers can choose to pay off any balance owed in one lump sum, or in fixed installments over the following 12-month period.
"During the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic, EWEB responded by implementing short-term crisis programs that allowed customers who are financially impacted to defer payments without worrying about losing services or accruing late fees," said Anna Wade of EWEB's Customer Solutions team. "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."
Residential customers can enroll in payment plans by calling EWEB Customer Service at 541-685-7000 M-F from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Business and non-profit customers can enroll online.
Does the law prohibit EWEB from disconnecting services during the COVID-19 crisis?
No. There is no government-mandated moratorium on service disconnections at this time. EWEB voluntarily issued a pause on service disconnections, allowing customers who are financially impacted by the pandemic to temporarily defer payments without worrying about losing services.
Does the moratorium waive the customer's responsibility to pay his or her bills?
No. Customers are still responsible for paying their bills. Once normal business resumes, you will still owe EWEB for the services you received and the balance that has accrued.
How long will the disconnection moratorium last?
A date has not yet been set for resumption of service disconnections. As the utility and our entire community begin a gradual and responsible recovery process, we are closely monitoring the moratorium and impacts to customers.
What will happen to past-due accounts when the moratorium is over?
Services may be disconnected if the bill is not paid or a payment plan arranged.
How will I know if I'm at risk for future disconnection?
We are continuing to notify customers through usual channels if your account is past due. This includes a "Due Upon Receipt" message on your bill, a "Final Notice" mailed to the service address, and potentially a phone call or email from EWEB. Receiving a Final Notice signifies that your account may be eligible for future disconnection.
Visit our COVID-19 resource center for additional information about bill repayment programs for residential and business customers, EWEB's COVID-19 crisis plan, saving energy while spending more time at home, coronavirus safety measures, and more.
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Toll free: 800-841-5871
Customer service phone hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday