The program provides emergency bill paying assistance to BMU customers who cannot make their payment and are in danger of having their electricity and/or water shut off. The program is funded by donations from utility customers and BMU employee fundraisers. Anyone can contribute to the Bryan Good Neighbors Utilities Fund, and all donations are tax-deductible.
Bryan Electric Department maintains more than 130 miles of electric lines–10 miles of 138,000 volt transmission line, 26 miles of 69,000 volt transmission line, and more than 100 miles of distribution lines.
The Communications Department maintains over 50 miles of underground fiber optic lines. Our system is one of the most fiber-rich systems in the U.S. We have 54 fiber nodes with standby battery backup, each serving 80 to 120 homes.