Expert Spotlight: Joe Del Rio

From treating injured soldiers in the Army to treating various sources of water for Brownsville residents, BPUB Foreman Joe Del Rio has dedicated his lifelong journey to serving others. Del Rio was born and raised in Port Isabel, and like most from here, he spent a lot of time enjoying the beach and fishing with his friends. He attended Port Isabel High School and later graduated from Texas Southmost College. Soon after, he.. Read More

Resaca Boulevard Resaca Ecosystem Restoration Gets Underway

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 percent of the approximately $1 million project and BPUB covering the other 35 percent.

Shedding Light: Choosing the right bulb for your home

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 slew of different styles, watts, colors and types. It can be easy to get overwhelmed with all the.. Read More

The Importance of Public Power

October is a time when public power is given some recognition and celebrated. The American Public Power Association (APPA) celebrates Public Power Week in the first full week of October, but the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) extends that week to a full month. With public power or municipally owned utilities (MOUs) being recognized this month, you might wonder what public power is and why it’s so important.

Community Gets Inside Look at BPUB Electrical System

Many eager Brownsville residents came to meet at the BPUB Administration Building on Oct. 26 for the start of this year’s community tour of the electrical system. It was a full bus to get an inside look at how the Brownsville Public Utilities Board delivers electricity to its customers.

Expert Spotlight: Seshumani Vorrey

While women cyclists in India were stigmatized until the last decade, BPUB Regulatory Compliance Specialist Seshumani Vorrey recalls the fact that her father teaching her to ride a bicycle gave her the freedom not just to travel to attend science events and exhibitions but also opened her world to the possibilities of being a scientist.

BPUB community involvement heats up during summer

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board has kept busy this summer performing community outreaches. It’s something that always is a priority within the organization and is enjoyed by the staff. Here are a few highlights from this year (past and upcoming).

Back to School: The ABCs of conservation

School time is creeping up on you once again. The children won’t be hanging out at home all day anymore; it will be time to attend classes, hit the books and participate in all those school activities. Of course, that means that the house will be empty all day while you’re at work. Here are some conservation tips to keep in mind while everyone is out of the house.

BPUB goes ‘All-In’ on internships

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board places a great emphasis on education, both within its organization and outside it. A major part of that commitment toward education is providing young people with the opportunity to gain experience and develop their skills as a worker. This can be seen through BPUB’s commitment toward internships.

Expert Spotlight: David Flores

The restorative power of work fueled by job satisfaction is something that Brownsville Public Utilities Board Auto/Heavy Duty Equipment Technician David Flores hopes that he has imparted to his 20-year-old daughter, Jennifer.  His restoration project Mustang coupes have become a testament that.  Weekends invested fixing and restoring will pay off when he is able to make his daughter’s childhood request a reality.  “When she was little, she would always ask me for a.. Read More