News Releases

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 recognized for donating 75 olive saplings for Arbor Day event

November 30, 2022

The City of Brownsville supported the observance by hosting a tree planting and give-a-way event at the Historic Battlefield Trail site, located near the Alton Gloor crossing, near Burns Elementary. Brownsville Public Utilities Board donated 75 free olive saplings in honor of Texas Arbor Day.

BPUB Board Issues Statement on Tenaska Audit

October 11, 2022

It is clearly important that we respond to the audit in a measured, factual, and deliberate manner that takes into account what is best for the community, the City, and Brownsville PUB. We must do this quickly and in such a way that we capture the narrative of the audit with our collective objectives in…

BPUB: Stage 2 Water Restrictions Initiated

July 29, 2022

Due to dropping water reservoir levels, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will implement water restrictions under Stage Two of the Drought Contingency Plan effective Friday, July 29, 2022. Stage Two is implemented when water levels at the Amistad and Falcon International Reservoirs reach 25 percent or 834,600 acre-feet. “Water conservation is vital to BPUB’s…

BPUB to Resume Seeing Customers by Appointment Only

July 28, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will reopen the Administration Building to customers by appointment only starting Monday, Aug. 1. Customers interested in scheduling appointments can visit or call 956-983-6121 during work hours. Appointments will be available Monday through Friday; no unscheduled walk-ins will be accepted. Customers must have all required…

BPUB Awards 10 Scholarships to Local Graduating Seniors

June 14, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) awarded 10 scholarships, each worth $1,000, through its Project SHARE Program to local graduating high school students attending an accredited university this fall. The funds for these scholarships come from Project SHARE, a program created in 1985 to assist families in paying their utility bills. BPUB began a scholarship…

BPUB Announces Auction

June 8, 2022

BPUB will have its Auction on June 25, 2022. Viewing of the items will begin at 8:00 AM and the auction will begin at 10:00 AM. The location is on Robert Vargas Drive. The auction will be held in person and online. The auctioneer is Galindo Auction Services; website:

BPUB to Update Electric, Water and Wastewater Rates

May 4, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will update all of its rates – electric, water and wastewater – after the Brownsville City Commission approved new rates at its May 3 meeting. On electric bills, customers will see an adjustment lowering the base rate approximately 22 percent. This adjustment will be phased over…

BPUB Kicks Off Drinking Water Month in May

April 29, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) kicks off Drinking Water Week (May 1-7) by showcasing the different ways tap water is “There When You Need It” throughout the month. Drinking Water Week is usually celebrated only the first week of May by many utilities, but BPUB extends the celebration all month in order to provide…

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Applications Now Open

April 4, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) looks forward to awarding ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating high school students through its Project SHARE Scholarship program. In recent years, BPUB partner Constellation Renewables Partners, LLC has assisted in funding these scholarships. Constellation runs the Sendero Wind Farm, of which…