Month: July 2017

Public provides input on Resaca Restoration Project at meeting

By bpub | July 27, 2017 |

The Resaca Restoration Project began in 2013 with four sites, and BPUB succeeded in dredging each of those spots. Now with the cooperation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), BPUB is looking at what is coming next for the ambitious, long-term project. To help determine that, BPUB and the USACE held a meeting…

Water/Wastewater tour at BPUB draws in participants

By bpub | July 27, 2017 |

Water is so crucial to everyday life, yet so few people get the chance to see how that water is delivered. BPUB gave a busload of people the chance to observe how Brownsville’s drinking water is treated along with even more sights, sounds and smells. The event showcased the full water treatment process, starting from…

Frequently Asked Questions About BPUB

By bpub | July 27, 2017 |

How much are board members paid? How are they chosen? All board members, with the exception of the mayor, are appointed by city commissioners to serve four-year terms. After serving a four-year term, the board member is eligible to be reappointed for one additional four-year term but no more. This appointment is voluntary, and board…

Professional Profile Marie Leal

By bpub | July 27, 2017 |

For Water and Wastewater Operations Director Marie Leal, P.E., talking about football, hunting, fishing, yard work, and “shop talk” is all a part of leading one of the biggest divisions at the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB).  Leal, who oversees the Water and Wastewater  Engineering, Operations and Construction, Combination Lift Stations and Plant Maintenance departments,…

Energy Tips for Small Businesses

By bpub | July 27, 2017 |

Saving a few bucks where you can makes all the difference for many small businesses, especially when the margins might be slim. There are easy adjustments that business owners can make to reduce utility bills. Let’s look at five tips to lower your utility bill.

BPUB Working to Restore Payment System

By bpub | July 21, 2017 |

The payment system used by the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is currently down, but customers needing to pay their bills still have options. During this time, BPUB will not be conducting disconnects of service, and late fees will not be assessed for accounts affected by this interruption.