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Teamwork makes the substation dream work

By bpub | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

About every 35 years, an electrical transformer needs to be replaced. Two major substation projects were recently completed. The Military Substation Power Transformer T1 and the FM 802 Substation Power Circuit Breaker were replaced. Engineering and construction for these types of projects are typically outsourced. However, the Electrical Engineering, Substation & Relaying, and SCADA departments…

BPUB named 2019 Outstanding Community Partner by United Way

By bpub | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

In June, the United Way of Southern Cameron County came out to the BPUB Boardroom to present the Brownsville Public Utilities Board with a major honor: its 2019 Outstanding Community Partner award. The United Way singled BPUB out for two programs in particular. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax services to…

2019 hurricane season preparedness tips

By bpub | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hurricane season is here. The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins June 1, but just because hurricane season has begun doesn’t mean you still can’t get ready before a hurricane threatens the area. Take time to prepare a hurricane emergency kit. Don’t wait until a warning is issued and…

Try to beat the heat with these summer tips

By bpub | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

One thing that no one can deny: it’s definitely summertime. The dog days of summer inevitably show the true might of the sun. It’s hot out there. While that heat might have you reaching for the air conditioner, it’s important to know how that relates to your utility bill. June saw another hotter than normal…

Expert Spotlight: Nora Cavazos

By bpub | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

A 32-year career at BPUB earned Nora C. Cavazos some of the greatest learning experiences: respect, honesty, openness and humility. Cavazos is currently one of BPUB’s longest-tenured employees, and she takes pride in sharing how years of experiences have placed her where she stands today. Cavazos began her career at BPUB in 1987. After a…

Resaca Restoration Project Moving Forward

By bpub | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

With more funds and continued support from residents, BPUB is moving forward with its resaca restoration efforts through its collaboration with the city of Brownsville and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Almost a year and a half ago, BPUB received an overwhelming amount of support from residents for a grant that would fund resaca…

Trade a Tree for Better Reliability

By bpub | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Homeowners love their trees. They provide shade in the summer, protection from harsh winter winds and even help lower electricity bills down by keeping the house cooler. They also can cause a major power outage if they’re located in a bad spot. One of the biggest causes of electrical outages isn’t cars crashing into poles…

Spring Community Tour of BPUB’s Water Systems

By bpub | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Water, H20, Agua, Eau, Wasser or whatever you choose to call it, this element is a source that we cannot live without. Have you ever wondered about how your drinking water is delivered to you? How that water is treated? Where it comes from? And where does your wastewater go? We have the answers to…

Shedding Light: Choosing the right bulb for your home

By bpub | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Remember years ago when you would go to the hardware store or grocery store to shop for light bulbs? Aside from a few size and watt differences, they all pretty much looked and functioned the same way. Those days are long gone. Go shopping for light bulbs today and you will be confronted with a…

Resaca Boulevard Resaca Ecosystem Restoration Gets Underway

By bpub | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Passersby might have noticed that the area along the Resaca Boulevard Resaca is starting to look a bit different. That area is undergoing an ecosystem restoration that began in August 2018. The work is being funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), with USACE covering 65…

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