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

BPUB Announces I-69E/US77/83 Temporary Lane Closure

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will temporarily close the northbound and southbound lanes of I-69E/US77/83 from Stillman Road to FM 1732 (Anacua Street) on Sunday, June 19, 2016, 3-8 a.m., while crews install a fiber optic line. Northbound and southbound traffic on I-69E/US77/83 will be reduced to one lane until work is complete.

BPUB Update – Grease Traps

Disposal of fats, oils and grease (FOG) is regulated for commercial establishments in an effort to prevent problems with the wastewater collection system. One of the most important tools used for those businesses is the grease trap, also called a grease interceptor. Learn how a grease trap works in this week’s BPUB Update.

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.

Understanding lift stations

All of us use the wastewater collection system every day. We use it when we flush the toilet, when we take a shower and allow the water to go down the drain. It’s something that we use without really thinking about it. So what happens after you flush? How does that material make it to the wastewater treatment plant? While many people may not know what they are, lift stations, as their name.. Read More

BPUB Key Accounts & Business Development Department Expands

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board is excited to introduce its new Key Accounts and Business Development Department team. This department is responsible for the retention and recruitment of large commercial/industrial customers and new residential subdivisions. In addition, this department facilitates electric conversions, when a customer switches from one power provider to BPUB. As liaisons between the utility and the customers, this team is on call 24/7 to assist in any way it can.. Read More

BPUB Raises Money for Assistance Program Through Golf Tournament

Project SHARE was created in 1985 to assist the community in paying their utility bill. The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) believes in aiding those who may need a helping hand, including senior citizens on fixed incomes and low-income families in emergency situations who may experience difficulty in paying their BPUB electric, water or wastewater bill. Project SHARE also is used to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors to pursue further educational.. Read More