News Releases

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…

BPUB Prepares for Cold Weather Event

January 20, 2022

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

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…