BPUB Aid Targets Unemployed, Underemployed from COVID-19

May 18, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is qualifying customers for its expanded Project SHARE program that provides utility assistance for residential customers hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The SHARE program is available to any BPUB residential customer who can demonstrate at least one of the following requirements: Recent unemployment due…

BPUB Reabrirá las Ventanillas de Autoservicio

May 15, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) reabrirá los carriles de autoservicio localizados en el Edificio de Administración de BPUB a partir del lunes 18 de mayo. Los carriles de autoservicio estarán disponibles de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. BPUB realizó una reapertura suave de los carriles de autoservicio del…

BPUB Reopens Drive-Thru Lanes

May 15, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will reopen the drive-thru lanes at the BPUB Administration Building starting Monday, May 18. The drive-thru lanes will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. BPUB performed a soft reopening of the drive-thru lanes from May 11-15, which saw traffic from customers. Other customer…

BPUB Confirms Authorities Investigating Payment Fraud

May 11, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) confirms that authorities are investigating a scam involving the payment of approximately $1.3 million. BPUB received a request from Noble Construction, a vendor currently working on a project for BPUB, to change Noble’s bank account information. BPUB made a payment to the updated account after receiving…

BPUB Announces Start of Stage 1 of Drought Contingency Plan

May 1, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) went into stage 1 of its drought contingency plan May 1, which calls for voluntary conservation of water. Stage 1 is automatically triggered every May 1. After a dry winter and spring, Falcon and Amistad lake levels are lower than typical at this time. Current weather…

BPUB Reminds Public to Avoid Flushing Wipes

April 22, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – With people spending more time at home and the high use of disinfecting wipes, BPUB wants to remind customers to dispose of wipes and any toilet paper alternative properly. Wipes should never be flushed down the toilet. “Unfortunately, wipes rarely if ever are biodegradable in the sanitary sewer system,” BPUB Pretreatment Manager…

BPUB Recibe Reconocimiento Nacional Mas Alto Para Operaciones Eléctricas Confiables

April 21, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) ha obtenido una designación de proveedor de energía pública confiable (RP3) ® de diamante de el American Public Power Association (APPA, por sus siglas en inglés) por proporcionar un servicio eléctrico confiable y seguro. La designación RP3 reconoce los servicios públicos de energía que demuestran competencia en…

BPUB Receives Highest National Recognition for Reliable Electric Operations

April 21, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX— The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has earned a diamond Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing reliable and safe electric service. The RP3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Criteria include…

BPUB Finalizes Relief Program for Residential Customers

April 20, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) finalized details of its expanded Project SHARE program that will assist residential customers hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many losing their jobs or unable to work. With so many in financial need, BPUB expanded the scope of Project…

BPUB Approves Relief Efforts for Customers

April 14, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – In response to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) voted to extend suspension of service disconnections and late fees and also expanded BPUB’s Project SHARE program to allow for more assistance to customers hardest hit by the pandemic at a board meeting held April 13. BPUB board…