Governor Inslee has issued Proclamation 20-23, pertaining to Utility Ratepayer Assistance and Preservation of Essential Services. Modern Electric Water Company is committed to keeping our customers connected to essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. If you are experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for support, including long-term payment arrangements or bill assistance. This Proclamation does not relieve customers from the obligation to pay for utility services.

The following programs are available to Modern Electric Water Company (Modern) customers who need assistance paying their bills due to economic hardship as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Modern requests that customers with past due bills contact our customer service department at 509-928-4540, Ext 1 for assistance with payment arrangements and/or inquire about utility billing assistance.

Spokane Valley Partners

Spokane Valley Partners provides emergency utility assistance for people with no place left to turn. Depending upon current levels of funding, our Emergency Assistance may be able to provide short-term help. If we are not able to help, referrals to another Social Services agency will be made.


Spokane Neighborhood Action Program (SNAP)

There are different programs to serve you, depending on your Energy Assistance needs. Energy Assistance was designed to help eligible households ease the financial impact of a portion of heating costs. Energy Assistant Grants are dependent on available funding.


Project Share

Project Share was established to provide emergency energy assistance to those who are NOT eligible for heating assistance or who have exhausted ALL other available energy assistance sources. Funding comes from contributions made by local utilities and their customers.


In recognition of the economic impact of COVID-19, Modern Electric Water Company’s Board of Directors authorized a $50 bill credit to all residential customer’s accounts during the month of April 2020.

Modern continues to support its customers by waiving all late fees, reconnection charges, and offering extended payment plans during this COVID-19 pandemic. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please call the Modern’s Customer Service Department for assistance at 509-928-4540.

This page is posted in accordance with Proclamation 20-23.5 with a posting date of 7/8/2020. The information was reviewed and approved for public display by the Modern Electric Water Company’s General Manager.