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Spring Is Almost Here: Be Safe and Be Ready!

By bpub | January 30, 2020 |

With the warm and mild winter that the Rio Grande Valley has experienced this year, one might be fooled into forgetting that it’s not quite spring yet, but it’s fast approaching. The warmer and wetter days of spring are a great time for us to head back to our yards and plant new vegetation. But…

Expert Spotlight: Domingo Cortez Jr.

By bpub | January 30, 2020 |

Domingo Cortez Jr., W/WW (Water/Wastewater) Operator Chief, is a bridge of knowledge between BPUB’s past and it’s present. He is also an exceptional leader who fosters growth and education among his employees in the hope that they one day lead BPUB into the future.

BPUB Gives Back to Community

By bpub | January 30, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) offers a variety of programs and tools for its customers year-round. From monetary assistance, scholarships, sponsorships and education efforts, BPUB is always looking for ways to help its customers and Brownsville residents.

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…

Resaca Restoration Project Moving Forward

By bpub | May 1, 2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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…