Community Gets Inside Look at BPUB

Some lucky members of the community received a tour of many BPUB facilities Oct. 17 as part of BPUB’s community tour program. This event is an opportunity for our customers to see firsthand what BPUB does on behalf of the community every day.

Most people take for granted what it takes to get power in your home and for water to come out of your tap. Most don’t think about what happens after they flush the toilet. The community tour is a way for people to gain an understanding of just how much work goes into making those things happen.

Because of how popular the community tour has become, BPUB has started offering it twice a year, up from once a year. In addition, the tour has been expanded to be almost a full day. That’s a lot more information, but it was something that was changed based on feedback from previous participants.

The tour took participants to many places, including:

  • Resaca Restoration Project dewatering site
  • Robindale Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Silas Ray Power Plant
  • Water Treatment Plant No. 1
  • Southmost Regional Water Authority (SRWA) brackish groundwater treatment facility

The tour provided a broad look at many of the essential functions that BPUB performs. Thanks to everyone who went to it. It’s something that we are only too happy to share. Keep a lookout for information about future community tours. We would love to see you at the next one!