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Contact: Pamela Quidley
Manager, Communications and External Affairs
830.312.7940 |

(New Braunfels, TX – October, 7, 2021) – New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) is now accepting applications for its NBU University program, set to begin on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.  NBU University is a series of once-a-month classes, for five months, at various NBU facilities.  The program will enable participants to gain a better understanding of how the governmental municipality, community-owned utility operates. Each class will is designed so that participants learn from experts in electric, water and wastewater, and support services.

NBU University offers a unique opportunity for customers to get a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at how water, wastewater, and electricity services are provided in our community.

The objectives for NBU University participants include:

  • A better understanding of NBU operations
  • Understand the relationship between the citizens, the NBU Board of Trustees, and NBU employees
  • Understand the planning process for capital projects, and how those projects are implemented
  • Understand the budget planning process, development review process, responsibilities, and functions of NBU
  • Receive interactive learning experiences through case studies, site tours, group discussion, and hands-on experiences
  • Understand the Vision, Mission Core Values, and Guiding Principles of NBU

Due to space constraints, enrollment is limited. Classes will meet from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, January through May, 2022. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, and be a customer of NBU. Applications are being accepted now through November 17, 2021. To download your application, visit: Email completed applications to,


About New Braunfels Utilities:
Dedicated to excellence in service, New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) was established in 1942 and is one of 2,000 community-owned, nonprofit public power electric utilities in the nation.  The mission of NBU is to enhance the quality of our community by providing innovative, essential services. Governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of local residents appointed by the New Braunfels City Council, NBU is committed to being a recognized and trusted community partner, providing essential electric, water, and wastewater services.  Utility revenue is invested back into the utility systems, which benefits the community.  New Braunfels Utilities makes an annual transfer to the City of New Braunfels, which in turn helps to pay for services such as fire, police, and parks.  Additionally, in 2016, NBU repurposed its former 16-acre warehouse site to become the Headwaters at the Comal, to serve as its conservation legacy, which will strengthen the relationship between the community and nature by showcasing the significance of the Comal Springs. Follow NBU on Facebook at,
on Twitter at @nbutexas, and to learn more, visit