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BPUB Recognized for Accounting, Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

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Hot Weather Causing Water Line Breaks

The hot temperatures that the Rio Grande Valley has experienced over the last couple of months don’t just take a toll on residents’ lawns; they also can have an effect on underground water lines. The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) reports an increase in water line breaks during this recent hot spell that has seen temperatures in the 90s and 100s. There were 187 water line breaks in May this year, 150 in.. Read More

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BPUB Expert Spotlight: Eddie Campirano Jr.

This is a new segment to introduce the BPUB professionals whose priority is to deliver high quality service to you every day. Since our customers are the primary reason we are here, we’d like to acquaint our readers with the people with the skills and passion that make BPUB one of the most respected and reliable utilities in Texas. Name: Eddie Campirano Jr. Birthplace: Brownsville, TX High School: Saint Joseph Academy in Brownsville.. Read More

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Community Tours Water Operations at BPUB

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board’s twice-a-year community tour got a little bit of a change this year. The first community tour of 2016 focused entirely on the water side of BPUB’s operations. While past tours have combined the water and electrical, we thought a more focused approach to water would be a better learning experience for the participants who got to see firsthand what BPUB does to get water from the river to.. Read More

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Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?

The use of wet wipes has grown considerably in recent years. You know the ones. There are baby wipes to use during diaper changes, anti-bacterial wipes for cleaning surfaces, ones for sanitizing your hands and those designed for personal use in the bathroom. While there are many different practical uses for all of these myriad wipes, there’s one thing that they all have in common: none should go into a wastewater collection system… Read More

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Preparing Your Business for Hurricane Season

Plan ahead to weather a storm Before a Storm Inspect and update all insurance information Stay informed on storm Determine evacuation plan when, where and how Back up data to servers or to memory devices Clean and prepare drainage systems and gutters Board up or shutter windows Update all emergency contacts During a Storm Monitor your building for damage or leaks Monitor equipment that needs to stay online If the power goes out,.. Read More

Cyclists Gather to Celebrate Belden Connect, Resaca Restoration

The heat couldn’t keep people away from the Belden Connect & Resaca Restoration Celebration Ride on the morning of Saturday, June 25. Dr. Rose M.Z. Gowen, Commissioner At-Large B, served as master of ceremonies for the event that marked the completion of the extension to the Belden Trail, which runs from Palm Boulevard to Sixth Street. Gowen introduced several speakers to discuss all the work that went into creating the trail’s extension. These.. Read More

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FM 511 Road Closure Expected to Finish by End of July

Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) contractors announced the temporary closure of FM 511 at the Boca Chica Boulevard intersection is now expected to open by the end of July. JM Construction has temporarily closed FM 511 on the north side of Boca Chica Boulevard to install sanitary sewer utility lines. The new date is a one-month delay for the project that was originally estimated to be completed by June 27. The main cause.. Read More

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BPUB Announces I-69E/US77/83 Temporary Lane Closure

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will temporarily close the northbound and southbound lanes of I-69E/US77/83 from Stillman Road to FM 1732 (Anacua Street) on Sunday, June 19, 2016, 3-8 a.m., while crews install a fiber optic line. Northbound and southbound traffic on I-69E/US77/83 will be reduced to one lane until work is complete.