New Braunfels Utilities will be accepting applications for its University program until Dec. 8. The program consists of a series of five classes that occur once a month, allowing those participating to have a better understanding of how NBU operates.

Students of the program will encounter interactive learning exercises through case studies, site tours, group discussions and hands-on experience, according to a news release.

The context

Pamela Quidley, communications and external affairs manager for NBU, said the University program offers participants a unique and up-close look at how the utility operates its water, electricity and wastewater services.

“Turning on your tap for water and flipping a switch for energy is easy; however, getting it to your home is complex,” Quidley said. “Our goal for NBU University is that graduates will walk away with a deeper understanding of how their services are delivered and get answers to their questions from the subject matter experts.”

Sorting out details

According to NBU officials, enrollment for the university course is limited to 25 NBU customers. The course will begin Jan. 16, when students attend a mixer. The first class will take place Feb. 6 and continue to take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. until May 7.

Applicants must be NBU customers and at least 17 years old. More information on applying to the course can be found at or by contacting Darla Arnold at 830-608-8887.