Residents in central and southeast areas of Bryan may see smoke emanating from various areas beginning the week of Oct 26, as contractors with the City of Bryan perform smoke testing on sanitary sewer lines.
Since 1986, the American Public Power Association has designated the first full week of October as Public Power Week in the United States. Public Power Week is a celebration of the more than 2,000 community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that serve the energy needs of approximately 48 million customers.
All public power utilities share the goal of providing adequate, safe, and reliable electricity at economical rates. BTU is wholly-owned by the City of Bryan, and the elected Bryan City Council appoints the BTU Board, which means that decisions are made locally and in the best interest
of all customers.
“We are honored to serve this community as a public-power utility,” BTU General Manager, Gary Miller said. “Every decision is made with our customers in mind.”’
BTU employees also live here, contributing to the local economy and giving back to the community on a daily basis. BTU serves both city and rural territories, the City of Bryan, parts of the City of College Station, much of Brazos County, and portions of Robertson and Burleson Counties, which encompasses more than 640 square miles.