News Releases

Strong Winds Cause Power Outages

February 16, 2022

Brownsville, TX – Some Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) customers may be experiencing power interruptions today due to wind gusts as high as 35 mph. Temporary light outages may be related to tree branches and palm debris that have fallen and hit power lines. BPUB is aware of the disruptions and is addressing the situation.…

9:00 p.m. Update: BPUB Restoring Service Outages

February 4, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Since 4 p.m. today, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews continued outage restorations throughout this afternoon. Four outages impacting about 97 customers were reported. Crews restored all customers. BPUB customers can report power outages or service outages at (956) 983-6300 or by using BPUB’s web-based app at https://assist.brownsville-pub.com. BPUB will keep…

BPUB Restoring Service Outages

February 4, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Since 11:00 a.m. today, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews continued outage restorations throughout this afternoon. Five outages impacting about 155 customers were reported. Crews restored 110 customers with 45 remaining in the Boca Chica area. As we continue restorations, some individual outages may remain. BPUB customers can report power outages…

BPUB Ready for Cold Weather Event

February 2, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – As another strong cold front is forecast to hit Texas and the Rio Grande Valley the later part of this week and into the weekend, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) prepares its crews for the immediate demands Winter Storm Landon will have while additional preparations have already been done at BPUB…

BPUB Prepares for Cold Weather Event

January 20, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – As a strong cold front is already hitting other parts of Texas and nears the Rio Grande Valley, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is preparing in anticipation of the demands this weather will have on the city’s infrastructure. Some of the preparations that BPUB crews are conducting include: Ensuring all vehicles…

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…