EWEB 2023 year in review
In 2023, EWEB invested in our community with grants, rebates and an array of other programs and measures aimed at fulfiling our core values of safety, reliability, affordability, environmental responsibility and community/culture.Find Out More
EWEB Recognized with Excellence in Communications Awards from American Public Power Association
We are proud to have been recognized with two Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards for 2023 from the American Public Power Association (APPA).Find Out More
Let's talk turkey. If a disaster strikes, is your family ready?
Many of us avoid discussing politics over the dinner table in the spirit of family peace and harmony. But here's a topic that can bring everyone together: emergency preparedness.Find Out More
EWEB To Hold First of Two Public Hearings on Proposed 2024 Budget and Prices
At the Nov. 7 Board of Commissioners meeting, EWEB staff will present a proposed budget that includes rate increases necessary to support utility operations and make needed infrastructure investments.Find Out More
EWEB now offering a Smart Thermostat rebate program
EWEB is excited to announce a new residential rebate program to provide electric customers with free or greatly discounted Smart Thermostats to customers whose primary source of heating is from an electric forced-air furnace or heat pump.Find Out More
Your EWEB Rates at Work: Investing Today for a Resilient Tomorrow
For more than a century, EWEB has planned, built, and maintained the systems that deliver safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible power and water to Eugene homes and businesses.Find Out More
Have an energy efficient and water conscious holiday season
The holiday season is officially upon us. Whether you are celebrating a special holiday or just sharing a meal with close friends and family, hosting can cause some unexpected energy and water usage increases – resulting in a higher utility bill. We’ve prepared some tips on how you can save energy and water this holiday season.Find Out More
Public Power Week Poster Contest Winners 2023
The results are in! View the winning posters from EWEB's 2023 Public Power Week Poster Contest.Find Out More
EWEB’s water infrastructure projects designed for reliability during major disasters
As communities nationwide Imagine a Day Without Water, EWEB strives to ensure such a day never happens.Find Out More
Fall is the perfect time to prepare for winter storm season
Winter is coming, which increases the likelihood of storm-related power outages. It's important to be prepared, and there are simple actions you can take right now.Find Out More
EWEB lead annual "Spill Drill"
EWEB coordinates drill as part of protecting Eugene’s drinking waterFind Out More
As prices increase, what can you do to take control of monthly utility bills?
EWEB’s Board of Commissioners is considering rate changes in 2024. Here are some ways to save money and manage your bill, and how EWEB can help.Find Out More
Public Power Week Poster Contest 2023
It’s that time of year again! October 1-7 is Public Power Week. To celebrate, EWEB is holding our annual poster contest for fifth graders in our service area. Help us pick the winners.Find Out More
Salmon Return to Finn Rock Reach
Finn Rock Reach and other restoration projects throughout the Middle McKenzie provide conditions to help young fish survive to adulthood.Find Out More
EWEB programs reflect community values
EWEB is here to serve our customer-owners and provides programs that reflect the values of our community.Find Out More
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COVID-19 Update for Customers
June 04, 2020
As we enter month four of the COVID-19 crisis, we want to share a few important updates with you, our customer-owners.
In response to the risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we incorporated new measures to protect the health and safety of our employees and the public:
- EWEB offices and lobby remain closed to the public
- Employees are required to practice social distancing in the workplace (office or field) and wear masks in common areas and when working in close proximity
- Trucks, equipment, and workspaces are disinfected at least once per day
- Employees are working from home or on staggered shifts, with a gradual and responsible return of the workforce to facilities
Keeping the lights on and the water flowing
EWEB has remained open throughout the pandemic under modified conditions. Our staff have continued to perform vital work such as responding to emergency outages, operating the 24x7 water filtration plant, and supporting an unprecedented volume of billing and payment assistance requests.
Supporting our community in crisis
In the last few months, we've assisted more than 4,000 customers with bill credits through our Customer Care program. Thousands more have enrolled in flexible payment arrangements or deferred loan payments.
Taking steps toward economic recovery
Financial recovery will be a slow process and a community-wide effort. As an essential service provider, we know that electricity and water are foundational to all other areas of the economy, healthcare, and public safety. We also recognize that this is a challenging time for many local residents and businesses, and some may be struggling to keep up with utility payments.
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. This means closely monitoring the temporary moratorium on service disconnections, and taking steps to help residential and business customers maintain or re-establish good account standing. We are actively working on programs to do just that, and look forward to sharing those in the very near future.
Together we are powerful
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everything for our community, except the need for reliable power and water at affordable rates. Looking ahead, every decision we make will continue to reflect our core values as your community-owned utility:
- Safety of our workforce and the public
- Reliability of drinking water and electricity
- Responsibility for financial and natural resources
- Community support and service
A way to help others
EWEB makes funds available to help customers who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and others with limited incomes. But the need is much greater than we are able to meet. If you have been thinking about ways you can help our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, a donation to Energy Share will help keep the lights on for families in need. Make a one-time donation or pledge a recurring amount at eweb.org/energyshare.