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Month: July 2019

BPUB Crews Performing Inspections After Midtown Outages

By bpub | July 31, 2019 |

Crews from the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) are busy making inspections and replacing equipment after a section of Central Brownsville experienced recent power outages. BPUB apologizes for any inconvenience these outages have caused these customers. In response to these outages, BPUB crews and technicians have made it their priority to thoroughly troubleshoot and replace…

Expert Spotlight: Diane Solitaire

By cquezada | July 26, 2019 |

Patience and persistence are Diane Solitaire’s biggest virtues. Diane is now BPUB’s materials/warehouse manager, but her success has been decades in the making. On June 7, Diane celebrated her 40th work anniversary. She began her long career at BPUB as Secretary I in 1979 and took a step higher every opportunity she got. Diane is…

Teamwork makes the substation dream work

By bpub | July 23, 2019 |

About every 35 years, an electrical transformer needs to be replaced. Two major substation projects were recently completed. The Military Substation Power Transformer T1 and the FM 802 Substation Power Circuit Breaker were replaced. Engineering and construction for these types of projects are typically outsourced. However, the Electrical Engineering, Substation & Relaying, and SCADA departments…

BPUB named 2019 Outstanding Community Partner by United Way

By bpub | July 23, 2019 |

In June, the United Way of Southern Cameron County came out to the BPUB Boardroom to present the Brownsville Public Utilities Board with a major honor: its 2019 Outstanding Community Partner award. The United Way singled BPUB out for two programs in particular. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax services to…

2019 hurricane season preparedness tips

By bpub | July 23, 2019 |

Hurricane season is here. The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins June 1, but just because hurricane season has begun doesn’t mean you still can’t get ready before a hurricane threatens the area. Take time to prepare a hurricane emergency kit. Don’t wait until a warning is issued and…

Try to beat the heat with these summer tips

By bpub | July 23, 2019 |

One thing that no one can deny: it’s definitely summertime. The dog days of summer inevitably show the true might of the sun. It’s hot out there. While that heat might have you reaching for the air conditioner, it’s important to know how that relates to your utility bill. June saw another hotter than normal…