News Releases

BPUB to Close Drive-Thru Payment Lanes

April 7, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Because of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will close its drive-thru payment lanes at the BPUB Administration Building starting at 5 p.m. April 7. The drive-thru lanes will remain closed until further notice. Operations and services will otherwise continue as normal. Customer service personnel will still…

BPUB Activates General Emergency Plan

March 26, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Because of the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) General Emergency Plan and the Pandemic Response Plan have been activated effective Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 5 p.m. BPUB operations crews are still working and maintaining utility services, and they are prepared to handle any service-related…

BPUB Suspends Service Disconnections Until April 30

March 24, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX –To support its customers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will suspend service disconnections to electric, water and wastewater residential and commercial customers until April 30, 2020. “In this time of uncertainty, BPUB pledges to do whatever it can to provide the consistency that we all need in…

CDC, EPA: Tap Water Safe from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 23, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board wants to assure its customers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that its tap water is safe for drinking and washing. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported COVID-19 has not been found in drinking water supplies. If it were, drinking water regulations set by the Environmental Protection…

BPUB Continues to Raise Awareness of Utility Scams During National Consumer Protection Week

March 2, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) this week joins Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize National Consumer Protection Week and to educate customers on how they can guard against falling victim to utility imposter scams. As a member of UUAS, a consortium of 146 U.S. and Canadian electric, water, and natural…

BPUB to Offer Free Tax Assistance to Residents

February 4, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will offer free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services for low-to-moderate-income residents beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the BPUB Administration Building lobby.

BPUB Warns About Door-To-Door Scams

December 18, 2019

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) warns customers about salesmen going door-to-door offering water filtration systems and claiming they work with BPUB.

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarships Now Available

December 3, 2019

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is looking forward to awarding ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating high school seniors through its Project SHARE Scholarship program. BPUB understands the value of gaining a higher education. This is why BPUB wants to continue supporting members of the community as…

Resaca Restoration Project Moving Forward

May 1, 2019

With more funds and continued support from residents, BPUB is moving forward with its resaca restoration efforts through its collaboration with the city of Brownsville and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Almost a year and a half ago, BPUB received an overwhelming amount of support from residents for a grant that would fund resaca…

Odor Control Added at South Wastewater Treatment Plant

October 28, 2016

Odor control measures previously installed at Robindale Wastewater Treatment Plant have now been put in place at the South Wastewater Treatment Plant on East Avenue. This improvement is a great benefit to the residents who live in the area and opens up more possibilities for business growth. BPUB saw great success with this odor control…