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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…

Infrastructure Projects Update

By bpub | January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

As part of a new series, from time to time, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will shine the spotlight on some of its active infrastructure improvement projects. There are always many different projects going on at BPUB, so this list is not meant to be seen as complete. It will, however, provide some much…

Winter Freeze Operations

By bpub | January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Due to its geographic location and proximity to the equator, the Rio Grande Valley’s inhabitants – people, plants and animals – are not accustomed to frigid temperatures like the ones seen in December 2017 and January 2018. As a result, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) was impacted by numerous factors due to a cold…

Service is Our Main Product

By bpub | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is proud to be the recipient of the diamond status RP3 (Reliable Public Power Provider) designation. This encompasses many things, but in the eyes of everyone who works at BPUB, it comes down to one thing: service is our main product. BPUB is built around providing top-notch service to all of its customers, and the criteria that BPUB was judged on to receive the RP3 designation shows how our top-notch service relates to each of those.

At BPUB, Safety is Part of Our Core Values

By bpub | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Safety is one of the most important values among all BPUB employees. The fact is that many BPUB employees deal with dangerous situations and materials. Consequences of not having a workplace safety culture can include severe injury, lawsuit or worse. With that in mind, BPUB is devoted to promoting a culture of safety across all departments and all employees.

A Look at Our Emergency Operations

By bpub | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Unlike many storms, Harvey was fast forming and difficult to predict. With many forecasts pointing to the hurricane hitting the Rio Grande Valley, BPUB needed to be prepared and act fast. The Rio Grande Valley narrowly missed being hit by Hurricane Harvey, but BPUB was already making preparations in case the storm made direct contact. So what’s done in a situation like this?

BPUB Opens Water Treatment Plants for Tour

By bpub | May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will open its doors to water treatment facilities in Brownsville on Friday, May 26. Starting at 8 a.m., the tour leaves from the BPUB Administration Building. The free tour ends at 1 p.m. with lunch and a question and answer session. The event promises to showcase the full water treatment…

BPUB Receives Highest National Recognition for Reliable Electric Operations

By bpub | May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations May 8 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in San Antonio.

Golf tournament drives funds for needy families, scholarships

By bpub | May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

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