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BPUB named 2019 Outstanding Community Partner by United Way

By bpub | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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…

Resaca Restoration Project Moving Forward

By bpub | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

With more funds and continued support from residents, BPUB is moving forward with its resaca restoration efforts through its collaboration with the city of Brownsville and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Almost a year and a half ago, BPUB received an overwhelming amount of support from residents for a grant that would fund resaca…

Trade a Tree for Better Reliability

By bpub | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Homeowners love their trees. They provide shade in the summer, protection from harsh winter winds and even help lower electricity bills down by keeping the house cooler. They also can cause a major power outage if they’re located in a bad spot. One of the biggest causes of electrical outages isn’t cars crashing into poles…

Spring Community Tour of BPUB’s Water Systems

By bpub | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Water, H20, Agua, Eau, Wasser or whatever you choose to call it, this element is a source that we cannot live without. Have you ever wondered about how your drinking water is delivered to you? How that water is treated? Where it comes from? And where does your wastewater go? We have the answers to…

Shedding Light: Choosing the right bulb for your home

By bpub | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Remember years ago when you would go to the hardware store or grocery store to shop for light bulbs? Aside from a few size and watt differences, they all pretty much looked and functioned the same way. Those days are long gone. Go shopping for light bulbs today and you will be confronted with a…

Brownsville Passes New Cross Connection Ordinance

By bpub | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Brownsville City Commission approved a new ordinance Dec. 4 that will help protect the city’s drinking water supply. The new ordinance requires backflow prevention devices to be installed and maintained to prevent contamination of drinking water. What is it? To understand the ordinance, it helps to understand the terminology. A cross-connection is a link…

Expert Spotlight: Susan M. Walker

By bpub | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Helping people has always been Susan Walker’s biggest interest. As BPUB’s Customer Service Manager, Walker is now an expert in customer relations, but it took 20 years of banking experience and three more as a business manager at a local physical therapy clinic to get there. BPUB serves over 40,000 Brownsville residents and works with…

Is a Smart Home a Smart Choice for Energy Efficiency?

By bpub | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Smart” seems to have become a popular buzz word these days as more and more companies are attempting to dip their toes into the growing smart game. So what is a smart device? That can be tricky to define for some people since so many smart devices do such different things, but a smart device…

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