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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…

Resaca Boulevard Resaca Ecosystem Restoration Gets Underway

By bpub | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

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…

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…

Using Incident Command for Business

By bpub | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

When BPUB activates its General Emergency Plan, the company responds according to plans established by FEMA which include the Incident Command System (ICS), the standard for emergency management by all public agencies in the United States for both planned and emergency events.

BPUB Asks Customers to Use Outage Reporting Application

By bpub | August 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) asks customers to use its mobile outage reporting application to report any service outages or problems with service.

Public provides input on Resaca Restoration Project at meeting

By bpub | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

Energy Tips for Small Businesses

By bpub | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saving a few bucks where you can makes all the difference for many small businesses, especially when the margins might be slim. There are easy adjustments that business owners can make to reduce utility bills. Let’s look at five tips to lower your utility bill.

Get Ready for Another Hurricane Season

By bpub | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Rio Grande Valley has been very lucky in recent years. The last hurricane to hit the Valley was back in 2008 when Hurricane Dolly struck the area. That storm caused total property damage estimated at $1.05 billion, according to the National Hurricane Center. What that should tell you is that you never know when…

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