News Releases

BPUB Awards 10 Scholarships to Local Graduating Seniors

July 26, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) recently awarded 10 scholarships, each worth $1,000, through its Project SHARE Program to local graduating high school students attending an accredited university this fall. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the generous $1,000 BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship that I have been awarded,” Project…

BPUB: Rainfall and Flooding Impact on Electric, Water, and Sewer Systems

July 10, 2021

Brownsville, TX – Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) reports that the recent thunderstorms and flooding did not significantly impact electric and water systems.  The weather resulted in sporadic short electrical outages and flickering lights.  BPUB’s water system was not affected, and potable water is safe to use. In some areas, the BPUB sanitary sewer system…

BPUB to Resume Seeing Customers by Appointment Only

May 1, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will reopen the BPUB Administration Building to customers by appointment only starting Monday, May 3. This will allow customers the opportunity to come in and talk to a BPUB representative face to face about issues or updates associated with their BPUB customer accounts. BPUB will not…

BPUB Keeps March Bills at Current Rates and Charges

March 8, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board wants its customers to know that there are no changes to rates or other charges in the current March bills that are going out. BPUB continues to look into the high costs of natural gas and purchased power costs during the storm event to determine what, if…

BPUB Announces Rotating Outages

February 15, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has instructed the Brownsville Public Utilities Board along with the other electric utilities across Texas to conduct rotating outages in order to curtail load. BPUB was asked to shed load to meet a generation shortfall related to the current extreme cold weather. The appeal results…

BPUB Activates Emergency Operations Center

February 14, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – With the threat of extreme cold weather in Brownsville and across Texas, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) activated its emergency operations center, effective Sunday at 5 p.m. The Electrical Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) predicts this weather event could result in record winter electric use and has already requested that customers…

BPUB Prepares for Extreme Cold Weather Event

February 12, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – As a strong cold front is already hitting other parts of Texas and bears down on the Rio Grande Valley, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is making preparations in anticipation of the demands this weather will have on the city’s infrastructure. Some of the preparations that BPUB crews are conducting include:…

BPUB Recognized for Financial Reporting

December 10, 2020

BPUB Recognized for Financial Reporting BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2019. The report has been judged…

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Now Open for Applications

December 9, 2020

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Now Open for Applications BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is looking forward to again awarding ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating high school seniors through its Project SHARE Scholarship program, which is now open for applicants. BPUB understands the value of gaining a…

Utility Scam Awareness Day Set for November 18

November 16, 2020

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), in collaboration with Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) will recognize the fifth annual Utility Scam Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Utility Scam Awareness Day is part of the week-long National Scam Awareness Week (Nov.16-Nov.20), a campaign focused on educating customers and exposing tactics used by scammers. This year’s…