News Releases


2015 News Releases

January 7 Sewer main installation to require nighttime closure of Walnut
January 14 Sewer and water crossing installation to require daytime closure of Walnut
January 21 SAFEhaven in Schools Coloring Contest Winners announced for 2014
January 21 Lane closures scheduled for Seguin Avenue this week
February 11 NBU Kinderschuhe to benefit Communities in Schools
February 17 Sewer main work to require closing of Post Road
February 20 New Braunfels returns to Stage 2 watering restrictions
March 16 Sewer main repair requires closing of Garden Street
March 20 Sewer main work to require second closure of Garden Street
March 24 Sewer main repair requires closure of West San Antonio
April 2 John Krause obtains Class A water certification
April 7 Douglas Draeger joins NBU as Executive Director of Operations
April 10 NBU Community Shred Day promotes identity theft prevention for customers 
April 30 NBU increases renewable energy portfolio with wind acquisition
May 5  Comal Avenue closure scheduled for sewer repair
May 7 Electric costs to decrease for the second time
May 8  Sewer spill contained on Lake Dunlap
May 20  NBU contracts with survey company to assess customer satisfaction
May 27 

Attempted scam made on NBU business

June 12  New Braunfels to return to Stage 1 watering restrictions
June 18  NBU rolls out new interactive voice response payment option
June 22  Stage I drought restrictions end in New Braunfels
June 25 Sediment, air creating cloudy, discolored water for customers
June 25  NBU holds Trinity Well Field dedication
June 29 Consumer Confidence Reports now available
July 17 New Braunfels nearing return to Stage I restrictions
July 23 NBU CEO receives TPPA Award
July 27  New Braunfels returns to Stage I watering restrictions
July 30  Small sewer overflow contained by NBU crews
August 4  Stage II looming
August 12 New Braunfels returns to Stage II watering restrictions
August 26  Informative magnets being distributed to NBU customers
August 31 Sewer main work to require closing of Post Road starting September 1
August 31  Sewer extension requires partial closure of Coll Street 
September 3  NBU files suit against LCRA to protect water rights
September 22  NBU to host Operation MedSafe on September 26
September 22 NBU employees to sell sausage wraps for United Way
October 23 Local landscaping expert offers tips in Ask Bob video series
October 29 NBU requests rate increase to support $252 million capital plan 
November 3 SAFEhaven in Schools coloring contest underway
November 6  Smoke tests to be conducted on NBU system
November 23 Stage II drought restrictions ending November 24 

2014 News Releases

January 22 New Braunfels to return to Stage 2 watering restrictions
January 23 NBU preparing for inclement weather
January 31 NBU promoting drought tolerant trees and permeable patio rebates in February
February 14 10th Annual NBU Kinderschuhe continues to assist Communities in Schools and schoolchildren
March 21 NBU offers customers mulch and commercial toilet rebates
April 3 Stage III watering restrictions returning on April 14
April 16 NBU reaches out to Spanish speakers to warn of scams
May 23 NBU initiates new program to assist burned veterans
May 23 Managing power costs a balancing act
May 23 Drought surcharge may be in effect on June 1
May 30  E. Coli notification issued by NBU
June 2 NBU partners with The Kitchen Table on Utility Bill Assistance Program
June 19 NBU CEO DiFonzo elected as chair of the American Public Power Association
June 25 NBU Board to consider wastewater rate increase
July 22 Jury finds in favor of NBU in lawsuit against former power provider
July 29  NBU web site has new look
August 7  NBU customers to remain in Stage III watering restrictions
August 7  Union Avenue work to require street closure
August 7  First graduate completes NBU Electric Apprentice Program
August 18  Callers attempting to scam NBU business customers
 August 22  NBU to ask City Council for approval of wastewater rate increase
 Sept. 17  Water main repair to affect service for Country Hills North and Hunter Oaks
 Sept. 24 NBU to host Operation MedSafe Drug Take Back Program on Saturday, September 27
 Sept. 24  NBU bond rating affirmed by Fitch
 Sept. 26  Electric costs to decrease in October
 Oct. 6  NBU celebrates Public Power Week
 Oct. 21 NBU kicks off SAFEhaven Coloring Contest for 2014-15 School Year
 Oct. 27  NBU Electric crews begin Plaza light project
 Nov. 4 Castell Avenue work to require street closure
 Nov. 4 NBU Board approves going to maximum effective sewer impact fee
 Nov. 24  NBU offices to be closed for Thanksgiving holiday
 Dec. 2  NBU reaches settlement with LCRA
 Dec. 30  NBU prepared for weather emergencies