EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Water & Electric Board says its customers should be wary of a phishing scam. EWEB says the scammer contacts customers by phone and attempts to convince them to wire money to a bogus business. They claim to work for EWEB and asks the customer of make the payment to avoid … Continue reading »
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Students at Ridgeview Elementary School had the chance to learn about the human body Friday. It was the second annual Ridgeview Science Extravaganza, and the kids got to participate in experiments to learn about how their senses work. Students from Thurston High School were on hand to help out and guide the … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Water and Electric Board’s new online payment system went live Monday morning. More than 1,200 customers have registered for the system. The old system was disabled Thursday night. EWEB says the new program is more effective way to handle online bills and bill payments. “You can sign up on your own … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — People using EWEB should prepare to pay more for water and electricity. The seats were hard to come by at Tuesday night’s meeting. EWEB took public comment first, but ultimately decided to push through all of the rate increases unanimously. The electric rates will go up about four percent; water rates will … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore– It’s official, EWEB customers will be paying more for their water and electricity. It was a packed house as the utility board gave the approval late Tuesday night. EWEB took public comment first, but ultimately decided to push through all the rate increases unanimously. The electric rates will go up about 4%. Those … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — A new program is teaching University of Oregon students how to save money on their utility bills. Auditors with the Student and Community Outreach for Residential Efficiency ($CORE) program will visit students who live off campus, inspect their home and give them suggestions on ways they can reduce their energy use. They’ll … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB’s board of directors is meeting Tuesday night to discuss some possible rate increases, and you’ll have the opportunity to tell them what you think. All of the increases would take place next year. Two would be electric rates–a 4-percent increase in May and another 4-percent increase in November. There could also … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Two big power outages have happened in Eugene in the past three days, but the one Thursday morning wasn’t caused by a downed tree. A little after 4 a.m., about 940 residents along the north end of Coburg Road lost power. “Our biggest concern was making sure we could get the power … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB reports 1,100 southwest Eugene residents lost power Saturday afternoon. EWEB managers say it’s a result of a failure of relay switches and other equipment along W. 28th Avenue that started at 1:30 p.m. At 8:15 p.m., 172 customers were still without electricity. Power is expected to be fully restored by midnight.
EUGENE, Ore. — A water main broke at the intersection of 18th Ave. and Pearl St. It happened early Thursday morning, leaving 34 E-WEB customers without water. Crews will be working to fix the pipe all morning and possibly into the afternoon, so drivers are encouraged to avoid that area if possible.