BPUB Receives Recognition for Electric System Reliability in 2015

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2015. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA) – a trade group in Washington, D.C., that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities, such as BPUB.

Grant Helps Create Awareness of Fats, Oils and Grease

In November 2015, the Pretreatment Department received a $25,000 grant to educate the public about the best practices for dealing with fats, oils and grease (FOG). FOG can lead to sanitary sewer overflows, blockage of pipes and issues with BPUB’s sewage system if disposed down the drain. Residential areas are not regulated the way commercial areas are in regards to drainage and sewage discharge, which is why the grant will target apartment complexes.. Read More

Device Helps Minimize Electrical Service Interruptions

The new year brings new approaches to the Brownsville Public Utilities Board’s (BPUB) commitment to electrical reliability. An electric reliability improvement project was launched in January that features the AR360 Auto Ranger Fault Indicator, a device that senses high currents on high voltage aerial circuits. To test its capabilities, the BPUB operations departments strategically installed 45 of these sensors on seven circuits that experienced the highest number of electrical issues (blinks or flickers).. Read More

BPUB Presents During City Drainage Report Event

The city of Brownsville hosted a Drainage Report meeting at the central branch of the Brownsville Public Library on Jan. 27, and the Brownsville Public Utilities Board was there to give a presentation on the Resaca Restoration Project and to show support for this event. The two sessions that were held on that day offered presentations detailing the city’s drainage system. Speakers discussed how the drainage system works, the needs and challenges facing.. Read More

BPUB Update – Cemetery Resaca Bank Improvements

With dredging at the Cemetery Resaca complete, the Resaca Restoration Project crew turns its attention to bank improvements at the Old City Cemetery. Learn more about what BPUB is doing to improve the banks in this week’s BPUB Update.

BPUB Update – Jobs at BPUB

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board boasts a wide variety of different types of jobs, enough to suit almost anyone. In this week’s BPUB Update, we learn more about some of the career opportunities that BPUB offers.

BPUB Update – Drinking Water Quality Report

Every year, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board releases its annual Drinking Water Quality Report to let the community know more about the water that comes out of their tap. Learn more about the report in this week’s BPUB Update.

BPUB Update – FM 511 Wastewater Project Meeting Preview

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board is hard at work preparing to provide first-time access to the public sewer collection system for many homes in and around south Brownsville colonia areas. To let residents in the area know what to expect, BPUB is holding a public meeting Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Learn more about the meeting and the project in this week’s BPUB Update.

BPUB Asks Customers to Conserve Electricity

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) asks its customers to conserve electricity today during peak demand hours between 3-7 p.m. This request is being made as part of a call to limit or reduce electrical use sent out by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

BPUB Update – ERCOT

This week’s BPUB Update looks at the important job that ERCOT plays in maintaining Texas’ electrical grid and ensuring customers have enough electricity to meet their needs.