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BPUB Prepares for Hurricane Season

By bpub | June 13, 2016 |

With hurricane season here, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is making sure that all personnel is ready should a hurricane or tropical storm head toward the Rio Grande Valley. Being prepared for a storm is a year-round endeavor, ensuring that equipment is maintained throughout the year, but efforts increase at the start of hurricane…

BPUB Key Accounts & Business Development Department Expands

By bpub | April 29, 2016 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board is excited to introduce its new Key Accounts and Business Development Department team. This department is responsible for the retention and recruitment of large commercial/industrial customers and new residential subdivisions. In addition, this department facilitates electric conversions, when a customer switches from one power provider to BPUB. As liaisons between…

BPUB Receives Recognition for Electric System Reliability in 2015

By bpub | April 12, 2016 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2015. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA) – a trade group in Washington, D.C., that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities, such as BPUB.

“Fat, Oil and Grease” Campaign Kick-Off

By bpub | March 15, 2016 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is officially kicking-off the “Fat, Oil and Grease” (FOG) public outreach campaign during its regular scheduled (PUBCAP) meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 in the Administration Building Boardroom located at 1425 Robinhood Dr.

BPUB, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Hold Public Meeting on Resacas

By bpub | February 29, 2016 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting about the Resaca Restoration Project on Tuesday, March 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the BPUB Administration Building Board Room.

BPUB Update – Resaca Restoration Project Public Meeting Preview

By bpub | February 23, 2016 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting March 1 from 6-8 p.m. about the Resaca Restoration Project. Learn more about this upcoming meeting in this week’s BPUB Update.

Grant Helps Create Awareness of Fats, Oils and Grease

By bpub | January 29, 2016 |

In November 2015, the Pretreatment Department received a $25,000 grant to educate the public about the best practices for dealing with fats, oils and grease (FOG). FOG can lead to sanitary sewer overflows, blockage of pipes and issues with BPUB’s sewage system if disposed down the drain. Residential areas are not regulated the way commercial…

Device Helps Minimize Electrical Service Interruptions

By bpub | January 29, 2016 |

The new year brings new approaches to the Brownsville Public Utilities Board’s (BPUB) commitment to electrical reliability. An electric reliability improvement project was launched in January that features the AR360 Auto Ranger Fault Indicator, a device that senses high currents on high voltage aerial circuits. To test its capabilities, the BPUB operations departments strategically installed…

BPUB Update – Jobs at BPUB

By bpub | September 16, 2015 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board boasts a wide variety of different types of jobs, enough to suit almost anyone. In this week’s BPUB Update, we learn more about some of the career opportunities that BPUB offers.

Some BPUB Customers to Experience Water Service Interruptions

By bpub | August 12, 2015 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces there will be two water service interruptions this week, one on Aug. 12 and the other on Aug. 13, as crews replace fire hydrants. Each service interruption will affect approximately 100 customers each.