News Releases

BPUB Confirms Authorities Investigating Payment Fraud

May 11, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) confirms that authorities are investigating a scam involving the payment of approximately $1.3 million. BPUB received a request from Noble Construction, a vendor currently working on a project for BPUB, to change Noble’s bank account information. BPUB made a payment to the updated account after receiving…

BPUB Announces Start of Stage 1 of Drought Contingency Plan

May 1, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) went into stage 1 of its drought contingency plan May 1, which calls for voluntary conservation of water. Stage 1 is automatically triggered every May 1. After a dry winter and spring, Falcon and Amistad lake levels are lower than typical at this time. Current weather…

BPUB Reminds Public to Avoid Flushing Wipes

April 22, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – With people spending more time at home and the high use of disinfecting wipes, BPUB wants to remind customers to dispose of wipes and any toilet paper alternative properly. Wipes should never be flushed down the toilet. “Unfortunately, wipes rarely if ever are biodegradable in the sanitary sewer system,” BPUB Pretreatment Manager…

BPUB Recibe Reconocimiento Nacional Mas Alto Para Operaciones Eléctricas Confiables

April 21, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) ha obtenido una designación de proveedor de energía pública confiable (RP3) ® de diamante de el American Public Power Association (APPA, por sus siglas en inglés) por proporcionar un servicio eléctrico confiable y seguro. La designación RP3 reconoce los servicios públicos de energía que demuestran competencia en…

BPUB Approves Relief Efforts for Customers

April 14, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – In response to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) voted to extend suspension of service disconnections and late fees and also expanded BPUB’s Project SHARE program to allow for more assistance to customers hardest hit by the pandemic at a board meeting held April 13. BPUB board…

Utility Scam Reports Increase During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 8, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Unfortunately, scammers are not taking a break during this public health crisis. In recent weeks, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has received an increase in scam reports from customers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to reports, scammers threatened to disconnect services if customers do not purchase a $350 prepaid card…

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 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.