BPUB Opens Water Treatment Plants for Tour

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 process, starting from the beginning at the river intake for the Rio Grande. The tour will end at.. 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 Brownsville Country Club Electric Project

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has started work on another major infrastructure project in Brownsville. This one in the Brownsville Country Club (BCC) area will have a major impact on those customers’ electrical service reliability.

PUBCAP Provides Link to Community

The Public Utilities Board Consumer Advisory Panel (PUBCAP) serves a critical role for BPUB. It’s the opportunity to directly receive feedback from the community on a number of different projects and issues. It’s a way of holding BPUB accountable for its actions and helping shape the direction the company is headed. PUBCAP consists of 10 members of the community along with one liaison from BPUB. The members are generally part of the local.. Read More

Odor Control Added at South Wastewater Treatment Plant

Odor control measures previously installed at Robindale Wastewater Treatment Plant have now been put in place at the South Wastewater Treatment Plant on East Avenue. This improvement is a great benefit to the residents who live in the area and opens up more possibilities for business growth. BPUB saw great success with this odor control system at the Robindale Wastewater Treatment Plant. Having proven it works, BPUB went about installing the same measures.. Read More

BPUB Expert Spotlight: Albert Gomez Jr.

This is a new segment to introduce the BPUB professionals whose priority is to deliver high quality service to you every day. Since our customers are the primary reason we are here, we’d like to acquaint our readers with the people with the skills and passion that make BPUB one of the most respected and reliable utilities in Texas. Name: Albert Gomez Jr. Birthplace: Brownsville, TX High School: Porter High School in Brownsville.. 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

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

Preparing Your Business for Hurricane Season

Plan ahead to weather a storm Before a Storm Inspect and update all insurance information Stay informed on storm Determine evacuation plan when, where and how Back up data to servers or to memory devices Clean and prepare drainage systems and gutters Board up or shutter windows Update all emergency contacts During a Storm Monitor your building for damage or leaks Monitor equipment that needs to stay online If the power goes out,.. 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