News Releases

2018 News releases 

January 2

Holidays, cold weather will be showing up in utility bills
 January 12
Anatacio Campos appointed to National Public Power Council
January 15  NBU prepares for inclement weather 
January 16  NBU offices to be open during regular hours on Wednesday, January 17 
 January 19
NBU to seek approval from City Council to enter into wholesale wastewater treatment agreement
 January 26
Roger Biggers presented with the Robert H Sohn Public Service Award
 February 19
 NBU offices closed Presidents' Day
 February 21
 NBU board members & city mayors recognition
 March 19
 NBU urges customers to monitor bank accounts
 March 22
 NBU Office Closed on March 30th for Founder's Day
 March 23
 Agency Ratings Announcement 2018
 March 23
 Stage One Water Restrictions
 March 29
 NBU Kinderschuhe 5K Run Walk 2018
 May 4
 Boil Water Notice Oakview Subdivision
 May 7
 Boil Water Notice Rescinded for Oakview Subdivision
 May 11
 Copper Ridge Notification - Chlorine to Chloramines
 May 15
Sentient - Line Sensor Final Release
 May 17
 New Braunfels Enters Stage 1 Water Restrictions
 May 29
 Street Closure for Electrical Work Solms to Morningside
 May 31
 Conservation Can Help Manage Bills in Summer Months
 June 06
Stage 2 Water Restrictions June 2018
 June 19
NBU receives APPA award for community service
 June 19
NBU Supply Manager Receives Leadership Award at APPA
 June 29
2018 Annual Consumer Confidence Report
 June 29
Oakview Neighborhood Customer Notification of Change from Free Chlorine to Chloramines
 July 17
Energy Action Days Initiative Launched

2017 News releases 

February 1

Kinderschuhe Fundraiser to Benefit CIS
March 31 Kinderschuhe Raises Over $10,000 for CIS
April 5 NBU Recognized for Water Stewardship
April 18            
Community Shred Day to be held April 22
April 18 NBU to host Operation MedSafe on April 29
April 27 AMI meter change out adding value and services for customers 
May 5 Sewer main work requires street closures in Landa Park
May 8 NBU recognized as reliable public power provider 
May 31  NBU contracts with GreatBlue to conduct customer survey 
July 7  Boil water notice issued for Copper Ridge Subdivision 
July 8  Boil water notice rescinded for Copper Ridge Subdivision 
July 10  New Braunfels to return to Stage 1 restrictions effective July 11 
July 11  NBU to used drones for distribution line inspections 
July 17  NBU Board approves going to maximum effective impact fee 
July 27  Judith Hoffmann recognized at TPPA Annual Conference 
July 27  NBU receives TPPA System Achievement Award 
August 11  NBU moves to new online payment platform with Customer Connect 
August 31  Utility work to affect traffic lanes on San Antonio Street 
October 2  NBU celebrates Public Power Week 
October 23 Downtown lighting to require reduced lanes
October 26  Stage 1 drought restrictions ending October 27 
November 10  NBU honors employee and community veterans 
November 22  NBU offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday 
November 23  NBUniversity program to kick off in 2018 
December 1  NBU's Danny Hill achieves Double A Certification 
December 14  NBU reminds customers to be on the alert for scams


2016 News Releases

January 15 NBU launches online outage viewer
February 5  Court rules in favor of NBU in suit to protect water rights
March 3  NBU water crews complete Plaza valve work 
April 4 Comal Avenue sewer work requires closure
April 19  Customers make NBU Shred Day a huge success 
April 26  FM 725/Seguin Avenue closure needed for manhole work 
April 27 NBU to Host Operation MedSafe on April 30
April 29  NBU Board of Trustees announces retirement of CEO Paula J. DiFonzo 
May 17 Water crews continuing repaving work on Plaza
May 18  Heavy rains lead to sewage overflow
June 2  New Effective Impact Fees in place 
June 6  NBU crews continue Plaza repaving work 
June 30  NBU and Oakview Consumer Confidence Reports available 
July 8  Lane closures scheduled for July 12 and 13 on Seguin Avenue 
August 12 New Braunfels on verge of Stage 1 
August 24  NBU employees achieve 365 days with No Lost Time 
September 13  E. coli notice issued by NBU 
September 29  NBU and GBRA partner to achieve objectives of Gruene plant 
October 20  Sewer maintenance work requires closure of Fredericksburg 
October 20  NBU to host Operation MedSafe on October 22 
November 21  NBU Board selects Ian Taylor as next CEO 

2015 News Releases

December 16 NBU Initiates DCC Program
December 3 Stage I Restrictions Ending
November 23 Stage II Restrictions Ending
November 6  Smoke Testing
November 3  SAFEhaven Coloring Contest Underway
October 29 NBU Requests Rate Increase 
October 23 Ask Bob Video Series
September 22 Sausage Wrap Sale for United Way
September 22  Operation Medsafe September 26
September 8     New Water Info Magnets
September 3 NBU Files Suit Against LCRA Over Water Rights
August 31 Partial Closure of Coll Street
August 31 Closure of Post Rd
August 12 Stage II Restrictions Returning
August 4 Stage II Restrictions Looming
July 30 Small Sewer Overflow Contained
July 27 Stage I Restrictions Returning
July 23 DiFonzo Presented With TPPA Jack Miller Public Service Award
July 17 Stage I Restrictions Nearing
June 30 NBU Holds Trinity Well Field Dedication
June 29 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available
June 25 Discolored Water Caused By Sediment and Air
June 22  Stage I Restrictions Ending
June 22 NBU Rolls Out New IVR Payment Option
June 12  Stage I Restrictions Returning
May 27 Attempted Scams on Business Customers
May 20 Survey Group Assessing Customer Satisfaction
May 14 Electric Rates Decrease Again
May 8 Sewer Spill Contained on Lake Dunlap
May 5 Crews Work on Comal Ave Sewer
May 4 NBU Increases Renewable Energy Portfolio With Wind
April 10 Shred Day April 18
April 7 Douglas Draeger Joins NBU as ED of Operations
April 2 John Krause Obtains Class A Water Certification
March 24 Closure on West San Antonio Street
March 20 Second Closure of Garden Street
March 16 Closure of Garden Street
February 20 Stage II Restrictions Returning
February 16 Closure of Post Road
February 11 Kinderschuhe 5K to Benefit CIS
January 21 Lane Closures for Seguin Ave
January 21 SAFEhaven Coloring Contest Winners
January 14 Daytime Closure of Walnut Ave
January 7 Nighttime Closure of Walnut Ave