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…

Brownsville Passes New Cross Connection Ordinance

By bpub | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Brownsville City Commission approved a new ordinance Dec. 4 that will help protect the city’s drinking water supply. The new ordinance requires backflow prevention devices to be installed and maintained to prevent contamination of drinking water. What is it? To understand the ordinance, it helps to understand the terminology. A cross-connection is a link…

Expert Spotlight: Susan M. Walker

By bpub | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Helping people has always been Susan Walker’s biggest interest. As BPUB’s Customer Service Manager, Walker is now an expert in customer relations, but it took 20 years of banking experience and three more as a business manager at a local physical therapy clinic to get there. BPUB serves over 40,000 Brownsville residents and works with…

Is a Smart Home a Smart Choice for Energy Efficiency?

By bpub | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Smart” seems to have become a popular buzz word these days as more and more companies are attempting to dip their toes into the growing smart game. So what is a smart device? That can be tricky to define for some people since so many smart devices do such different things, but a smart device…

Winter tips for your home

By bpub | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Winter may have begun in December, but for those of us living in the southernmost tip of Texas, winter takes its time. If you haven’t prepared your home for the cold days ahead, now is a great time! Tip 1 – Tune up your heating system Consult a professional technician to inspect your heat pump…

How do you like to receive your news?

By bpub | January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) always strives to improve the way it communicates with its customers. With that in mind, experts are looking at the different ways that BPUB communicates news to its customers. This is a very important issue because knowing about a planned outage or receiving word about a current situation can…

Winter Weather Tips

By bpub | December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

As temperatures drop this week, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board urges customers to follow these tips to help keep their homes and families safe during the cold weather.

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