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BPUB Delivers Drinking Water to Port Isabel

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – On Saturday, Feb. 20 the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) filled a water tank with potable water for the City of Port Isabel, which has been under a boil water notice due to the winter storm.


BPUB employees parked the 6,400-gallon tank on the west parking lot of Port Isabel High School, as a way to make the water accessible to Port Isabel residents and the Laguna Madre areas.

“We were able to assist our neighboring cities with drinking water because we maintained and operated our water system throughout the winter storm,” General Manager & CEO, John S. Bruciak said.

Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema says they have been able to assist approximately 100 families so far.

“On behalf of the City of Port Isabel, I sincerely thank our neighbors at PUB, and in turn the people of Brownsville, for their generosity,” Hockema said. “PUB’s assistance will allow us to provide clean water in quantities sufficient for cooking, dish washing and other activities, to the entire Laguna Madre Area, and in particular to the underserved area of Laguna Heights.”


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BPUB’s water system operated normally during the cold weather emergency, and the utility never stopped providing safe drinking water to the community.

Customers can report any water leaks to (956) 983-6300. BPUB will keep providing information throughout the emergency. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.