News Releases

Section of Boca Chica Reopens After Line Repairs Completed

August 19, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) completed repairs to a broken wastewater line earlier than expected and reopened a section of Boca Chica Boulevard that had to be closed Monday night. All lanes of Boca Chica Boulevard between Resaca Drive and Coria Street closed Monday night after BPUB received reports of a…

1 BPUB Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

August 14, 2020

WHAT: 1 additional BPUB employee tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive test confirmed Aug. 10 LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Aug. 5 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: A deep cleaning of the employee’s work areas A deep cleaning of common areas Working with city and county health officials BPUB…

BPUB Asks Customers to Conserve Electricity

August 1, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) asks its customers to conserve electricity for the next two weeks, Aug. 1-14. This request is being made as part of a call by American Electric Power (AEP) Texas to limit or reduce electrical use to preserve the Rio Grande Valley energy grid. According to an…

5 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

July 31, 2020

WHAT: 5 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed July 24-31. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Dates range between July 13 and July 26 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: A deep cleaning of the employees’ work areas A deep cleaning of common areas Working with…

BPUB Activates Emergency Operations Center

July 24, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – With the threat of Tropical Storm Hanna, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has activated its emergency operations center. BPUB is prepared and ready to handle impending storm-related issues expected due to Tropical Storm Hanna. Should there be power, water or wastewater service interruptions due to downed power lines or natural causes,…

4 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

July 17, 2020

WHAT: 4 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed July 10-17. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Dates range between May 5 and July 6 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: -A deep cleaning of the employees’ work areas -A deep cleaning of common areas -Working with…

6 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

July 10, 2020

WHAT: 6 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed July 4-10. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Dates range between April 1 and July 7 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: · A deep cleaning of the employees’ work areas · A deep cleaning of common areas…

BPUB Warns About Ongoing Scams this Summer

July 6, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) warns customers to stay aware of ongoing scams throughout the summer. Over 60 scam calls were reported by customers to BPUB in June. Since July 1, we have documented 12 more scam reports. According to customers, scammers threaten to disconnect water and electric services if the…

4 Additional BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

June 18, 2020

WHAT: Four additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: One affected employee was working remotely and was last at a BPUB facility on March 24. The second employee was last at a BPUB facility June 5, and the third was last at a BPUB facility June 8. The fourth was…

Second BPUB Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

June 16, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) confirms that an employee working at the BPUB Administration Building tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last in the workplace Thursday, June 11, and the positive result was confirmed Tuesday, June 16. This is the second BPUB employee to test positive for COVID-19. Because of…