U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez Visits BPUB
U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez visited the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) offices on Monday, April 3 to discuss the drought impacting the community and how his office could help.
During the visit, Gonzalez met with BPUB General Manager & CEO Marilyn Gilbert and Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez to talk about the need for drought resiliency and the progress of the Resaca Restoration Project.
The Resaca Restoration Project was among the projects that Rep. Gonzalez submitted to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriation for Community Project Funding for fiscal year 2024, and it’s also a project that helps make BPUB more resilient against drought.
“It’s important that we keep our representatives updated on what’s happening here at home so that they can better serve their constituents in Washington, D.C. We appreciate Rep. Vicente Gonzalez taking the time to visit with us and tour our offices,” said Gilbert.
After discussing Resaca Restoration and other projects, Gonzalez toured the Annex Building at BPUB and talked with some employees about how they contribute to BPUB’s critical mission of providing electric, water and wastewater services to its customers.
“The Rio Grande Valley is no stranger to the detrimental effects of storms and hurricanes that have impacted our infrastructure, economy, and livelihoods across our region. Projects like the Resaca Restoration are a much needed investment to mitigate these far-reaching environmental effects. Resacas ensure that our homes and businesses are protected from the flooding that often comes with severe weather. I look forward to continuing to bring resources to the Rio Grande Valley and work with our local leaders to advocate for the people of South Texas as we address these pressing issues,” said Gonzalez.
If residents would like to learn more about the Resaca Restoration Project, they can visit the BPUB website at www.brownsville-pub.com or follow BPUB at Facebook and Twitter.