News Releases

BPUB Announces Winners of Drawing Contest

May 17, 2024

The winners of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board’s (BPUB) 2024 Conservation Superheroes Drawing Contest have been decided. This contest, aimed at promoting water and electrical conservation among students in grades 1-5, helped put the spotlight on the need for conservation as well as showcasing the talents of students in BPUB’s service territory. The contest, which…

BPUB Awards Scholarships to Local Graduating Seniors

May 15, 2024

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) awarded 10 local high school seniors $2,000 scholarships through its Project SHARE Program for their upcoming studies at accredited higher education institutions this fall. The Project SHARE Program, initiated in 1985 to assist families with utility bills, has provided financial aid for students living in BPUB-serviced homes since 2005.…

Brownsville Leaders Tour Hidalgo Energy Center

May 8, 2024

Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) leadership, along with Mayor John Cowen, recently toured the Hidalgo Energy Center. This visit comes at a pivotal time as the plant undergoes its first major overhaul, a comprehensive 90-day project initiated after five years of planning. The Hidalgo Energy Center, crucial for Brownsville’s energy stability, is undergoing extensive upgrades…

BPUB Earns Certificate of Distinction for Investment Policy

May 3, 2024

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has been awarded the Certificate of Distinction for its investment policy by the Government Treasurer’s Organization of Texas (GTOT). BPUB was one of eight entities to receive the distinction recognizing its dedication and adherence to high standards of fiscal management. The GTOT Investment Certification Program sets criteria that require…

Longtime SRWA Board Member Honored at Meeting

April 10, 2024

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Outgoing Southmost Regional Water Authority (SRWA) board member Ralph Cowen was honored with a proclamation and a token of gratitude at the regular SRWA board Monday, April 8. SRWA is a conservation and reclamation district created in 1981 to develop water supply strategies for regional partners which resulted in the construction of…

BPUB Warns About Spike in Scam Calls

April 3, 2024

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) warns customers of an increase in reports of scam calls. Scammers are using a series of telephone numbers to impersonate BPUB employees to contact and threaten to disconnect customers and to collect past due payments through third-party payment methods. In addition to voice calls, there have…

BPUB Announces Partial Road Closure on Roosevelt Street

April 3, 2024

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has scheduled a partial road closure on Roosevelt Street between East 17th Street and International Boulevard on Wednesday, April 3 to locate water main lines. BPUB crews will be working from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists are advised to plan their routes in advance and…

BPUB GM & CEO Named STEM Woman of the Year

April 2, 2024

Marilyn D. Gilbert, General Manager & CEO of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), has been selected as the Amelia Earhart STEM Woman of the Year by the Zonta Club of Brownsville. The award identifies a woman who has made significant contributions in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). “I am humbled…

BPUB Announces Partial Road Closure on Morton Street

March 26, 2024

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has scheduled a partial road closure on Morton Street between East 17th Street and International Boulevard on Tuesday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 27 to locate water main lines. BPUB crews will be working daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Motorists are advised to plan…

BPUB Announces Conservation Superheroes Drawing Contest

March 18, 2024

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) invites students in grades 1-5 from schools within its service territory or residing in a home serviced by BPUB to participate in the Conservation Superheroes Drawing Contest for an opportunity to win a ninth generation Apple iPad. The contest, which runs March 18 to April 12, encourages students to…