News Releases

BPUB Celebrates Public Power Month

October 5, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is extending Public Power Week (Oct. 3-9) by hosting a series of activities for the community in October. BPUB highlights public power the first week of the month, along with other citizen-owned electric utilities nationwide, to help customers understand how they benefit from public power. “Public…

BPUB Announces Temporary Closure of Part of Media Luna Road

September 10, 2021

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of a section of Media Luna Road between Primrose Lane and Old Alice Road starting Thursday, Sept. 9 until approximately Monday, Sept. 20 to repair a 10-inch sewer main cave-in in the vicinity of Media Luna Road and Old Alice Road. During the work, through…

BPUB Awards 10 Scholarships to Local Graduating Seniors

July 26, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) recently awarded 10 scholarships, each worth $1,000, through its Project SHARE Program to local graduating high school students attending an accredited university this fall. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the generous $1,000 BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship that I have been awarded,” Project…

BPUB: Rainfall and Flooding Impact on Electric, Water, and Sewer Systems

July 10, 2021

Brownsville, TX – Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) reports that the recent thunderstorms and flooding did not significantly impact electric and water systems.  The weather resulted in sporadic short electrical outages and flickering lights.  BPUB’s water system was not affected, and potable water is safe to use. In some areas, the BPUB sanitary sewer system…

BPUB Notifies Customers of 12-inch Water Line Break

July 2, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – At around 8:40 a.m. today a contractor broke a 12-inch water line on the corner of West Ruben M. Torres and El Mar Street. The water break affected approximately 1,000 customers in the subdivisions West Alton Gloor, Military Highway, West Ruben M. Torres down to Laredo Road. The Brownsville Public Utilities Board…

BPUB asks Customers to Conserve Energy

June 14, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that electrical conservation is being requested from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) starting today through Friday, June 18 to avoid rotating outages due to high demand throughout the state of Texas from sustained heat resulting in potential record-setting demand.   ERCOT advised BPUB…

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 Cancels Request for Electrical Conservation

April 13, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has called off the request that customers throughout Texas conserve electricity because there is once again ample generation on hand to meet the expected demand. ERCOT had issued an appeal for electrical conservation earlier Tuesday because a…

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…