News Releases

BPUB Prepares for Extreme Cold Weather Event

December 19, 2022

As a strong cold front is expected to hit Texas near the holidays, 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 and equipment are fueled and/or charged Assigning additional…

BPUB Receives GFOA Award for Financial Reporting

December 8, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2021. This report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program,…

BPUB Announces Update to Lane Closure on Boca Chica

November 29, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TX – To help alleviate traffic stacking, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) updated the traffic plan for a temporary lane closure on Boca Chica Boulevard from International Boulevard to Owens Road. This closure started Nov. 21 and is expected to run through April 2023 as a 16-inch waterline is installed.   During construction,…

BPUB Announces Temporary Lane Closure; Initiates Boca Chica Waterline Upgrade Project

November 21, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary lane closure on Boca Chica Boulevard from International Boulevard to Owens Road starting today, Nov. 21, through April 2023 to install a 16-inch waterline for a future waterline loop to BPUB’s new 2-million-gallon Elevated Storage Tank currently under construction at the intersection of Southmost Boulevard and…

BPUB Temporarily Suspends Disconnections; Addresses Customer Concerns

October 28, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is committed to providing affordable and reliable service to its customers and addressing public concerns related to the Tenaska project. The following steps have been taken to address customer concerns: Suspension of Disconnects Starting October 21, 2022, BPUB suspended service disconnections for non-payment to electric, water…

BPUB Announces Emergency Road Closure on Old Highway 77

October 19, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of a small section of Old Highway 77 behind AT&T and McDonald’s starting today to Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, to repair a main sewage line. Traffic will be detoured until work is completed. All construction dates and times are approximate, and the end date and…

BPUB Board Issues Statement on Tenaska Audit

October 11, 2022

It is clearly important that we respond to the audit in a measured, factual, and deliberate manner that takes into account what is best for the community, the City, and Brownsville PUB. We must do this quickly and in such a way that we capture the narrative of the audit with our collective objectives in…

BPUB Extends Road Closure on Rentfro Boulevard

October 10, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces the extension of a temporary closure of a section of Rentfro Boulevard between Clover Drive and Scott Street. The original closure was originally scheduled to end Friday, Oct. 7 but has now been extended another two weeks and is now scheduled to be complete Oct. 21. This closure…

BPUB Announces Emergency Road Closure on Rentfro Boulevard

October 4, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of a section of Rentfro Boulevard between Clover Drive and Scott Street for about four days, starting today to Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 to repair a main sewage line. Traffic will be detoured until work is completed. All construction dates and times are approximate, and…

BPUB Observes Public Power Month

October 3, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is extending Public Power Week (Oct. 2-8) through the entire month of October by hosting an electrical community tour for residents, highlighting the benefits of public power and continuing outreach and education to customers about electrical rates and energy efficiency. “Families in Brownsville and across the country have been…