News Releases

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…

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 Reopens Drive-Thru Lanes

April 27, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will reopen the drive-thru lanes at the BPUB Administration Building starting Wednesday, April 28. The drive-thru lanes will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Payment options Online – Go to BPUB’s website, www.brownsville-pub.com/, for easy online access. Phone – Dial 956-983-6121 and follow…

BPUB: ERCOT Requests Electrical Conservation

April 13, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has requested that customers throughout Texas conserve electricity due to high generation outages and higher than expected demand. ERCOT says the state is currently in Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) 1 status, which occurs when reserves dip to…