Energy Efficiency

Water & Electric Efficiency New Year’s Checklist

By bpub | January 27, 2021 |

Out with the old and in with the new – calendars, that is. With 2021 here, it’s a great opportunity to take a look at your home and see if there are any updates that need to be made to make it more efficient. A more efficient home is one that uses less, whether it…

BPUB Celebrates Public Power in October

By bpub | October 27, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board joined more than 2,000 other citizen-owned electric utilities in celebrating Public Power Week (Oct. 5-10). BPUB scheduled activities throughout the month to commemorate these utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans. Public Power Week in 2020 took on different meanings thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the…

The Heat Is Coming … Be Ready!

By bpub | April 24, 2020 |

It has been a warm spring, and all early weather forecast indicate that it’s going to be another very hot and dry summer. That’s always a time when usage goes up. Higher temperatures mean your air conditioner runs longer and more water is required to maintain the lawn. But with more people working from home…

Shining a Light on Solar Power

By bpub | May 1, 2017 |

Shining a Light on Solar Power Renewable energy is something that many of our customers are starting to consider. Because big wind turbines are not the most practical of solutions for most homes and businesses, solar power will be the solution to which many people turn, but it’s a decision that must be made only…

BPUB Update – Tree Trimming

By bpub | December 30, 2015 |

Tree-canopied neighborhoods are cooler in the summer and the cold winter winds also are reduced from tree coverage. Trees ultimately help conserve energy and lower home energy costs.

Adjust Your Thermostat to Save Money

By bpub | July 22, 2015 |

Just look at a thermometer and one thing is quickly made clear: summer is definitely here. Temperatures are soaring, and that rise in the heat usually means a rise in electrical bills as well. There is a simple way to combat that, though.

9 Tips to Lower Your Utility Bill

By bpub | July 9, 2015 |

Energy Conservation You have the power to save money and energy right in your own home. Increasing energy efficiency is like adding another clean energy source to our electric power grid. Water Conservation We need to save water every way we can. You can reduce your water consumption by taking just a few simple steps.…

BPUB Asks Customers to Conserve Electricity

By bpub | June 3, 2015 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) asks its customers to conserve electricity from today until Friday, June 5, especially during peak demand hours between 3-7 p.m. This request is being made as part of a call to limit or reduce electrical use in the Lower Rio Grande Valley sent out by the Electric Reliability Council…

BPUB Update – Robindale Wastewater Treatment Plant

By bpub | March 4, 2015 |

To meet growing demands, BPUB expanded the Robindale Wastewater Treatment Plant, but it did a lot more than that. It also conquered the intermittent odor control issues there. Learn more about the improvements in this week’s BPUB Update. Don’t forget to like us at or for all the latest updates.

Don’t Forget to Change Your Home Air Filter!

By bpub | January 21, 2015 |

Regularly changing the filter in your home’s air conditioning system is crucial to ensure its efficiency, long life and lower energy use.