Project SHARE Scholarship Deadline Approaches

Time is running out to apply for the 2019 Project SHARE Scholarship. Know a graduating high school senior in BPUB’s service area? Encourage that student to check the requirements and apply before the deadline. It could be worth $1,000! There will be 10 lucky students who will claim the $1,000 scholarship. They will join the more than 100 previous scholarship winners that BPUB has honored since starting this annual tradition in 2005. Requirements:.. 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.

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.

BPUB to Hold Water Tour

Ever wanted to get a peek behind the curtain at the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB)? You’ll have your chance Thursday, May 17 when BPUB holds one of its semiannual community tours.

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