Facts and Tips to Reduce Outdoor Water Use

Summer’s rising temperatures often coincide with rising outdoor water use, primarily due to an increase in lawn and landscape watering. In most areas, the amount of water homeowners use to keep their lawns green or gardens lush spikes in the summer—two to four times as much water than they use the rest of the year! And those with timed outdoor watering systems often forget to monitor the weather or set their irrigation controllers.. Read More

BPUB Announces Stage 1 Voluntary Water Restrictions

How Much Could You Save? Our Water Conservation Library helps you gain a better understanding of how much water you use and how to conserve in and around your home. Start Saving Every year on May 1, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) implements a Stage 1 Voluntary Water Use Restriction in anticipation of the hot South Texas summers. So effective Friday May 1, 2015, BPUB will enter Stage 1 of its drought.. Read More

Spruce Up Your Sprinkler System and Save Water this Earth Day

Spring has arrived, and as we celebrate Earth Day this April 22, the onset of warmer weather can lead to an increase in landscape irrigation. If you’re planning on doing some landscaping this season, be sure to spruce up your irrigation system before you ramp up your watering. System maintenance can help save you a lot of money and water! Cracks in pipes can lead to costly leaks, and broken sprinkler heads can.. Read More

Simple Steps to Big Water Savings

The average American household wastes more than 10,000 gallons each year from easy-to-fix water leaks. That’s the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. If that doesn’t seem like a lot, consider that across the country, easy-to-fix household leaks can add up to more than 1 trillion gallons of water lost every year.

BPUB Update How to Detect a Toilet Leak

The toilet is one of the most used things in any household, and a leaky one can be responsible for hundreds of gallons of wasted water. In this week’s BPUB Update, we show you just how easy it is to detect a leak in your toilet at home.

SRWA Expansion Nears Completion

The Southmost Regional Water Authority (SRWA) desalination plant is getting closer to finishing a major expansion. This project should be complete in the early part of 2015.