Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?

By bpub | July 26, 2016 |

The use of wet wipes has grown considerably in recent years. You know the ones. There are baby wipes to use during diaper changes, anti-bacterial wipes for cleaning surfaces, ones for sanitizing your hands and those designed for personal use in the bathroom. While there are many different practical uses for all of these myriad…

Preparing Your Business for Hurricane Season

By bpub | July 26, 2016 |

Plan ahead to weather a storm Before a Storm Inspect and update all insurance information Stay informed on storm Determine evacuation plan when, where and how Back up data to servers or to memory devices Clean and prepare drainage systems and gutters Board up or shutter windows Update all emergency contacts During a Storm Monitor…

Cyclists Gather to Celebrate Belden Connect, Resaca Restoration

By bpub | July 26, 2016 |

The heat couldn’t keep people away from the Belden Connect & Resaca Restoration Celebration Ride on the morning of Saturday, June 25. Dr. Rose M.Z. Gowen, Commissioner At-Large B, served as master of ceremonies for the event that marked the completion of the extension to the Belden Trail, which runs from Palm Boulevard to Sixth…

BPUB Announces I-69E/US77/83 Temporary Lane Closure

By bpub | June 16, 2016 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will temporarily close the northbound and southbound lanes of I-69E/US77/83 from Stillman Road to FM 1732 (Anacua Street) on Sunday, June 19, 2016, 3-8 a.m., while crews install a fiber optic line. Northbound and southbound traffic on I-69E/US77/83 will be reduced to one lane until work is complete.

BPUB Update – Grease Traps

By bpub | June 13, 2016 |

Disposal of fats, oils and grease (FOG) is regulated for commercial establishments in an effort to prevent problems with the wastewater collection system. One of the most important tools used for those businesses is the grease trap, also called a grease interceptor. Learn how a grease trap works in this week’s BPUB Update.

BPUB Update – Community Tour

By bpub | June 2, 2016 |

A lucky group of people went on a tour of the water and wastewater operations of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board. Get a look at some of what the group did during the community tour in this week’s BPUB Update.

Understanding lift stations

By bpub | May 24, 2016 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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.