News Releases

BPUB Board Congratulates Staff on GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

March 7, 2023

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Board of Directors of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) wants to congratulate the BPUB Finance Department on receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the current fiscal period that started on Oct. 1, 2022. This is the 16th consecutive year BPUB receives this…

BPUB Reminds Customers of Service Disconnections

March 6, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has implemented several measures to ensure that the process of disconnections is handled in a safe and responsible manner as the resumption of service disconnections for customers who have overdue electric, water, and wastewater bills starts March 8. BPUB will only disconnect service during normal business hours, and BPUB…

BPUB Announces Temporary Road Closure, Initiates 7th Street Wastewater (Sewer line) Repairs

February 15, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary road closure on East 7th Street from Van Buren Street to Harrison Street starting Monday, Feb. 27 through Friday, March 17, 2023 to perform repairs to a section of 15-inch gravity sewer main along East 7th Street. The construction site will affect all traffic along East…

BPUB Resumes Service Disconnections in March

February 15, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will resume service disconnections for customers who have overdue electric, water and wastewater bills in March. On Oct. 17, 2022, for the purpose of aiding customers, BPUB recommended suspending service disconnections until Feb. 28, 2023 to the City of Brownsville Commission. The City Commission approved the recommendation at a…

BPUB Flushing Out Pipes After Reports of Cloudy Water

February 8, 2023

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is currently flushing out pipes after it received some reports of cloudy water from customers in Los Pinos subdivision as well as Laredo Road and surrounding areas. Chlorine residuals came back within acceptable levels. Bacterial and chemical analysis results also came back negative Wednesday evening. This…

BPUB Conducts Table-Top Exercise/Drill

February 8, 2023

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) Health and Safety Department, in collaboration with the Brownsville Police Department (BPD), conducted atable-top exercise and drill from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Annex Building on 1425 Robinhood Drive. “The purpose of the drill is to continue improving BPUB’s emergency operations,” BPUB’s Health and…

BPUB Announces Partial Lane Closure on Highway 77

February 8, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is closing one lane on Highway 77 from NB/SB FM 802 to Pablo Kisel Boulevard from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 to repair the lights on a portion of the expressway. Traffic will be limited to one lane until work is completed. All construction…

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Applications Now Open

February 6, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is now accepting applications for its annual Project SHARE Scholarship. Ten (10) qualifying students will receive $1,000 scholarships in their pursuit of higher education. Constellation Renewables Partners, LLC has assisted in funding these scholarships in recent years. As an affiliate of Constellation, the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free energy…

BPUB to Conduct Water and Meter Management Audit

February 6, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) re-scheduled the previously postponed water audit on the water distribution system to Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 11 p.m. through Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 4 a.m. The water and meter management audit is performed every five years and helps BPUB identify any potential water losses in its water distribution system.…

Water and Meter Management Audit Postponed

February 1, 2023

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The water audit on the water distribution system that the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 11 p.m. through Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 4 a.m. has been postponed due to the weather. Due to issues with weather in other parts of Texas, JBS Water, Inc., the contractor…