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Month: January 2016

Grant Helps Create Awareness of Fats, Oils and Grease

By bpub | January 29, 2016 |

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…

Device Helps Minimize Electrical Service Interruptions

By bpub | January 29, 2016 |

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…

BPUB Presents During City Drainage Report Event

By bpub | January 29, 2016 |

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…

BPUB Update – Cemetery Resaca Bank Improvements

By bpub | January 20, 2016 |

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.