News Releases

BPUB Resumes Normal Billing Practices

April 13, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) returned to normal billing practices on April 13. This means that the Feb. 15, 2021, suspension of service disconnections to electric, water and wastewater residential and commercial customers is no longer in effect. This change mirrors a similar decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas…

BPUB Not Increasing Rates, Helps Customers Understand Electric Bills

March 11, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) wants to remind customers that there is no increase in the BPUB electric rates and charges in the March bills. As temperatures dipped, this made your heating equipment run longer and at maximum capacity – thereby using more electricity. Just a few days of extreme temperatures…

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 Warns of Scam Reports in Winter Storm Aftermath

February 22, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) warns customers of scam attempts related to the winter storm that hit Texas last week. Customers have reported individuals claiming to work for BPUB requesting access to customer yards or claiming to be there to change the meter. There have also been reports of scam calls…

BPUB’s Final Winter Storm Electric Services Restoration Report

February 21, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – After working around the clock since the extreme cold weather event that caused statewide power outages, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) restored the last remaining customers who lost power as a result of the winter storm. After the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) suspended rotating outages, BPUB restored power to…

BPUB Delivers Drinking Water to Port Isabel

February 21, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – On Saturday, Feb. 20 the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) filled a water tank with potable water for the City of Port Isabel, which has been under a boil water notice due to the winter storm.   BPUB employees parked the 6,400-gallon tank on the west parking lot of Port Isabel High…

BPUB Restoring Service Outages – 12:00 a.m. Update

February 21, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Right now, Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews are out in the field restoring electricity to customers who lost power due to equipment-related service issues. Crews are troubleshooting the areas affected and will be providing an estimated time of restoration as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, customers can help…

BPUB Restoring Service Outages – 6:00 p.m. Update

February 20, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Right now, Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews are out in the field restoring electricity to customers who lost power due to equipment-related service issues. Crews are troubleshooting the areas affected and will be providing an estimated time of restoration as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, customers can help…

BPUB Restoring Service Outages – 1:00 p.m. Update

February 20, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Right now Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews are out in the field restoring electricity to customers who lost power due to equipment-related service issues. Crews are troubleshooting the areas affected and will be providing an estimated time of restoration as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, customers can help…

BPUB Restoring Service Outages – 6:00 a.m. Update

February 20, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Right now Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews are out in the field restoring electricity to customers who lost power due to equipment-related service issues. Crews are troubleshooting the areas affected and will be providing an estimated time of restoration as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, customers can help…