BPUB Outage Application Gets Upgrade

BPUB already had made it easier than ever to report outages or other service-related problems when it launched an outage reporting application on the BPUB website, but now that application has been made even better. An outage can be a major disruption in operations for any business or residence and can result in a long wait time to report that outage. Unfortunately, when there’s a major outage, that can often happen because so.. Read More

BPUB Employees Available for Presentations

Several members of different departments at the Brownsville Public Utilities Board are ready to come speak to your business, class or civic group. There are a range of topics that are available, and each one provides a different look at the important functions at BPUB. BPUB’s Pretreatment Department dedicates a lot of time toward performing outreach to businesses, churches and apartments, but it also reaches out to local civic groups as well. Many.. Read More

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).

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

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

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.

BPUB Update – Grease Traps

Disposal of fats, oils and grease (FOG) is regulated for commercial establishments in an effort to prevent problems with the wastewater collection system. One of the most important tools used for those businesses is the grease trap, also called a grease interceptor. Learn how a grease trap works in this week’s BPUB Update.

BPUB Update – Community Tour

A lucky group of people went on a tour of the water and wastewater operations of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board. Get a look at some of what the group did during the community tour in this week’s BPUB Update.