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BPUB Observes Drinking Water Month in May

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is kicking off Drinking Water Week (May 1-7) to recognize the critical role drinking water plays in our daily lives. Drinking Water Week is usually celebrated only the first week of May by many utilities, but BPUB extends the celebration all month to provide customers with more information about their tap water.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has rated BPUB a superior water provider for many years.

“BPUB takes a lot of pride in being the only utility South of Texas with the capability to gather, treat and deliver drinking tap water to our customers,” General Manager and CEO Marilyn Gilbert said. “Aside from owning all of its critical infrastructure, BPUB also has its own analytical laboratory where laboratory technicians and chemists perform a variety of physical, chemical, biological and analytical analysis on Drinking and Waste Waters on a daily basis.”

  • To commemorate Drinking Water Month, BPUB will:
  • Share important information about tap water in the Sunday, April 30 and Monday, May 1, issues of The Brownsville Herald.
  • Share water conservation tips on social media and the BPUB website.
  • Host a Water/Wastewater Community Tour at 8 a.m. Friday, May 19. This tour is free and open to the public. Residents can register here.
  • Mail the annual Drinking Water Quality Report to customers in their bill.

For more information on BPUB’s water or the tour, please visit or call 956-983-6121. BPUB staff are scheduled to explain the Drinking Water Quality Report at the next monthly PUBCAP Meeting scheduled at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 in the Annex Building Boardroom.