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Community Involvement

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…

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…

Resaca Boulevard Resaca Ecosystem Restoration Gets Underway

By bpub | March 6, 2019 |

Passersby might have noticed that the area along the Resaca Boulevard Resaca is starting to look a bit different. That area is undergoing an ecosystem restoration that began in August 2018. The work is being funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), with USACE covering 65…

BPUB Backs STEAM Education Among All Ages

By bpub | January 26, 2018 |

Education has always been an important part of the community mission of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB). This is especially true for activities involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). So, it should come as no surprise that BPUB is very active in performing outreach among local schools to spread interest about STEAM.…

Time to apply for the BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship

By bpub | January 26, 2018 |

It’s that time again. The Brownsville Public Utilities Board is once again looking to award 10 scholarships, each worth $1,000, to graduating high school seniors through its Project SHARE Scholarship program.

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…

BPUB Helping to Educate the Community

By bpub | May 1, 2017 |

As a municipally owned utility, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is committed to being an integral part of the community. BPUB seeks to be an integral part of the fabric of the city, staying involved in local activities and supporting community events. One of the things on which BPUB places a premium is education.…

Golf tournament drives funds for needy families, scholarships

By bpub | May 1, 2017 |

Another year has passed for the Project SHARE Golf Tournament, and it’s another year in which the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) was able to raise funds for Project SHARE, a program established to assist the community in paying their utility bill and to provide college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Project SHARE, created…

BPUB Employees Available for Presentations

By bpub | October 28, 2016 |

Several members of different departments at the Brownsville Public Utilities Board are ready to come speak to your business, class or civic group. There are a range of topics that are available, and each one provides a different look at the important functions at BPUB. BPUB’s Pretreatment Department dedicates a lot of time toward performing…