Public provides input on Resaca Restoration Project at meeting

The Resaca Restoration Project began in 2013 with four sites, and BPUB succeeded in dredging each of those spots. Now with the cooperation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), BPUB is looking at what is coming next for the ambitious, long-term project. To help determine that, BPUB and the USACE held a meeting seeking public comment(s). BPUB and USACE held the meeting June 14 at the Ringgold Civic Pavilion. The public.. Read More

Water/Wastewater tour at BPUB draws in participants

Water is so crucial to everyday life, yet so few people get the chance to see how that water is delivered. BPUB gave a busload of people the chance to observe how Brownsville’s drinking water is treated along with even more sights, sounds and smells. The event showcased the full water treatment process, starting from the very beginning at the river intake for the Rio Grande and BPUB’s reservoirs. The tour ended at.. Read More

BPUB Helping to Educate the Community

As a municipally owned utility, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is committed to being an integral part of the community. BPUB seeks to be an integral part of the fabric of the city, staying involved in local activities and supporting community events. One of the things on which BPUB places a premium is education. This is reflected in many of the activities that it participates. Knowledge about the city’s resacas is essential.. Read More

Golf tournament drives funds for needy families, scholarships

Another year has passed for the Project SHARE Golf Tournament, and it’s another year in which the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) was able to raise funds for Project SHARE, a program established to assist the community in paying their utility bill and to provide college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Project SHARE, created in 1985, provides a helping hand to senior citizens on fixed incomes and low-income families in emergency situations.. 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

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

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 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.

Fats, Oils and Grease Workshop Scheduled for Wednesday

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board will conduct two Fats, Oils and Grease Workshops Wednesday, May, 25, 2016 The Workshop in English will be held at the Central Boulevard Branch Library at 2600 Central Blvd. from 1-2 p.m. The Workshop in Spanish will be held at the– Southmost Branch Library at 4320 Southmost Blvd from 4-5 p.m. The Workshop is a presentation to the public on the proper handling of household Fat, Oil, and.. Read More