Water and Meter Management Audit Postponed

February 1, 2023

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The water audit on the water distribution system that the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 11 p.m. through Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 4 a.m. has been postponed due to the weather. Due to issues with weather in other parts of Texas, JBS Water, Inc., the contractor…

BPUB to Conduct Water and Meter Management Audit

January 30, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will perform a water audit on the water distribution system beginning Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 11 p.m. through Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 4 a.m. The water and meter management audit is performed every five years and helps BPUB identify any potential water losses in its water distribution system. During…

BPUB Releases Statement on Tenaska Power Plant Project

January 27, 2023

The Board of Directors of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) understands that our customers have many questions about the unrealized Tenaska Brownsville Generating Station and the rate increases associated with it. Discussions about a new power plant began as early as fiscal year 2011. Tenaska emerged as the designated partner for the project. Eventually,…

BPUB Announces Temporary Road Closure, Initiates 30th Street Waterline Upgrade Project

January 17, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary road closure on 30th Street from Southmost Boulevard to Lazy Acres Road starting Monday, Jan. 30 through Friday, March 3, 2023 to install a 16-inch waterline that will connect the newly constructed 2 million-gallon elevated storage tank on Southmost to the main distribution line on Southmost…

BPUB Provides Update on Tenaska Equity Fund Distribution

January 13, 2023

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is working to determine its options for distributing the remaining $29 million from the Tenaska Equity Fund (TEF). Before any of that money is distributed, BPUB is required to satisfy the terms of its bond ordinance. Any distribution of the TEF requires BPUB demonstrate that this…

BPUB Rescinds Stage 2 Water Restrictions; Stage 1 Still in Effect

January 13, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announced the termination of water restrictions under Stage 2 of the Drought Contingency Plan effective Jan. 13, 2023. Restrictions imposed under Stage 1 will remain in effect. “Thank you to all our customers who made great efforts to conserve water under Stage 2,” Interim General Manager and CEO Marilyn…

BPUB Moving to Phase 2 of Boca Chica Waterline Upgrade Project, Implementing New Traffic Control Rules

January 12, 2023

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) Boca Chica Waterline Upgrade Project is continuing to progress with the installation of a 16-inch waterline moving closer to the four corners intersection on International Boulevard and will implement Phase 2 of the Traffic Control Plan on Monday, January 23, 2023. Phase 2 of the project…

BPUB Warns About Spike in Scam Calls

January 10, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) warns customers of a recent increase in scam calls. Scammers are using a series of telephone numbers to contact and threaten to disconnect customers and to collect past due payments through third-party payment methods. Over the last few days, BPUB’s Call Center received roughly 10 calls from customers who…

BPUB Board Official Statement: BPUB CEO Announces Retirement

January 10, 2023

After more than 40 years of dedicated service to the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) and the residents of Brownsville, BPUB General Manager & CEO John S. Bruciak announced his retirement to the BPUB Board of Directors during a special board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 4. We are diligently working to ensure our high quality…

Outage Report Update 4:00 am

December 25, 2022

Outage Report Update 4:00 am: BPUB crews worked on six outages impacting about 1064 customers. BPUB has restored all 1058 within the following areas. Six customers remain without power: 9405 Colorado North Outage Start Time: 6:41 pm Outage End Time: No ETA Cause: Bad Transformer Bueno Dr Outage Start Time: 1:17 am Outage End Time:…