News Releases

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 www.brownsville-pub.com 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: galindoauctions.com.

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…