News Releases

BPUB Announces Expressway Lane Closure

May 11, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces temporary lane closures on U.S. Highway 77/83 between Alton Gloor and Texas Highway 100 from 10:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 to approximately 4:30 a.m. Friday, May 13 to repair highway lights. Traffic will be detoured until work is completed, but no on-ramps or off-ramps are expected to be…

BPUB Announces Road Closure on Shidler Drive

May 9, 2022

BROWNSVILLE – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of a section of Shidler Drive from Lindale Drive to Rockwell Drive starting Tuesday, May 10 until approximately Tuesday, May 31, 2022 to repair a 12-inch sewer main line buried in the middle of the street. Traffic will be detoured until work is…

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 Announces Emergency Road Closure on Rancho Viejo Avenue

April 27, 2022

BROWNSVILLE – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of a section of Rancho Viejo Avenue from Olivia Avenue to Juanita Avenue starting Wednesday, April 27 until approximately Wednesday, May 11, 2022 to repair an 8-inch sewer main line buried in the middle of the street. Traffic will be detoured until work…

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 Customers Could See Delay in Account Balance Updates

March 25, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that customers will see a delay of 24-48 hours for payments made online or over the phone to be credited to their account. Online or telephone payments made over the weekend will be reflected on accounts that Monday. BPUB assures customers that all online and…

BPUB Announces Expressway Lane Closure

March 18, 2022

BROWNSVILLE – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary lane closure on U.S. Highway 77/83 between Veterans International Bridge and Texas Highway 100 from 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 to approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 23 to repair highway lights. Traffic will be detoured until work is completed, but no on-ramps or off-ramps…

BPUB Announces Emergency Road Closure on North Illinois Road

March 8, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of a section of North Illinois Road between Benson Drive and Vermont Circle starting Tuesday, March 8 until approximately Monday, March 28 to repair an 8-inch sewer main at 1825 N. Illinois Ave. Traffic will be detoured until work is completed. All construction dates and…

BPUB Reports Data Security Incident

March 8, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) reports that it recently discovered a data security incident that impacted its systems. Upon learning of the issue, BPUB took immediate steps to protect its environment and is now investigating the issue. BPUB is currently in consultation with outside cybersecurity and data privacy professionals. That investigation…