Understanding lift stations

By bpub | May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

All of us use the wastewater collection system every day. We use it when we flush the toilet, when we take a shower and allow the water to go down the drain. It’s something that we use without really thinking about it. So what happens after you flush? How does that material make it to…

BPUB Key Accounts & Business Development Department Expands

By bpub | April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 Raises Money for Assistance Program Through Golf Tournament

By bpub | April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Project SHARE was created in 1985 to assist the community in paying their utility bill. The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) believes in aiding those who may need a helping hand, including senior citizens on fixed incomes and low-income families in emergency situations who may experience difficulty in paying their BPUB electric, water or wastewater…

BPUB Receives Recognition for Electric System Reliability in 2015

By bpub | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

Grant Helps Create Awareness of Fats, Oils and Grease

By bpub | January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 Presents During City Drainage Report Event

By bpub | January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The city of Brownsville hosted a Drainage Report meeting at the central branch of the Brownsville Public Library on Jan. 27, and the Brownsville Public Utilities Board was there to give a presentation on the Resaca Restoration Project and to show support for this event. The two sessions that were held on that day offered…

BPUB Update – Cemetery Resaca Bank Improvements

By bpub | January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

With dredging at the Cemetery Resaca complete, the Resaca Restoration Project crew turns its attention to bank improvements at the Old City Cemetery. Learn more about what BPUB is doing to improve the banks in this week’s BPUB Update.

BPUB Update – Jobs at BPUB

By bpub | September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

BPUB Update – Drinking Water Quality Report

By bpub | August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every year, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board releases its annual Drinking Water Quality Report to let the community know more about the water that comes out of their tap. Learn more about the report in this week’s BPUB Update.

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