The Public Utilities Department of the City of Brenham strives to enhance and maintain the level of service it provides the citizens by continuing to develop plans for delivering safe, reliable, and cost-effective products and services.
About Public Utilities
The Public Utilities Department has the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operations of 5 departments that make up the city's utility funds. This department has the responsibility of maintaining the infrastructure as well as providing utilities to the City of Brenham. The department receives and dispatches calls for all of the utility departments including power outages, sewer backups, low water pressure, water and gas leaks. Over 2,500 calls are received and dispatched each year.
The department interacts with multiple federal and state regulatory entities through reports and inspections. These agencies include, but are not limited to, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Energy Information Administration, North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Texas Water Development Board, Railroad Commission of Texas and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
The department is also directly responsible for the city's wastewater treatment, backflow prevention, and FOG program. These programs are monitored and controlled in order to protect the infrastructure that the city of Brenham owns and operates.
- Assistant City Manager - Public Services/Utilities - Donald Reese - 979-337-7400
- Director of Public Utilities - Alton Sommerfield 979-337-7400
- Public Utilities Analyst - Mason Patranella 979-337-7421
- Electric Superintendent - Jason Lange 979-337-7427
- Gas Superintendent - Ande Bostain 979-337-7416
- Water Systems Superintendent (interim) - Greg Franco 979-337-7434
- Wastewater Systems Superintendent - Bobby Keene, Jr. 979-337-7445
- Water and Wastewater Construction Manager - Shawn Bolenbarr 979-337-7414
- Utility Billing Supervisor - Amber Ortega 979-337-7515
- Reclaimed Water
- Sanitary Sewer
- Rate Code Description
- Tap Fees
- Banner Policy/Application
- Automated Metering Information
- Registered Septic Waste Haulers
- Drought Contingency Plan
- Grease/Grit Waste Hauler Permit Application
- Grease Trap/Interceptor Installation Waiver Form
- Permitted Grease/Grit Waste Haulers
- Grease/Grit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Distributed Generation Topics
BEFORE YOU DIG - DIAL 811. IT'S THE LAW!!!
Color codes for Utilities Markings
- Water Blue
- Sewer Green
- Gas Yellow
- Electric Red
Digging can be dangerous. There are buried utilities throughout the city. Hitting a utility line can be both dangerous and costly. Without knowing the locations of the buried utilities, you jeopardize your safety as well as others and the inconvenience of being without the service.
Before beginning any project that requires you to move earth, DIAL 811. This is a free service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The locate center will contact the city and the utility departments will mark their lines within 2 business days. Wait the required time - at least 2 business days. Once lines are marked, dig with care and dig safely by hand-digging within 18 inches of any marking.