News Releases

BPUB to Conduct Water and Meter Management Audit

January 30, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will perform a water audit on the water distribution system beginning Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 11 p.m. through Wednesday, Feb. 1 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. During…

BPUB Releases Statement on Tenaska Power Plant Project

January 27, 2023

The Board of Directors of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) understands that our customers have many questions about the unrealized Tenaska Brownsville Generating Station and the rate increases associated with it. Discussions about a new power plant began as early as fiscal year 2011. Tenaska emerged as the designated partner for the project. Eventually,…

BPUB Announces Temporary Road Closure, Initiates 30th Street Waterline Upgrade Project

January 17, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary road closure on 30th Street from Southmost Boulevard to Lazy Acres Road starting Monday, Jan. 30 through Friday, March 3, 2023 to install a 16-inch waterline that will connect the newly constructed 2 million-gallon elevated storage tank on Southmost to the main distribution line on Southmost…

BPUB Provides Update on Tenaska Equity Fund Distribution

January 13, 2023

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is working to determine its options for distributing the remaining $29 million from the Tenaska Equity Fund (TEF). Before any of that money is distributed, BPUB is required to satisfy the terms of its bond ordinance. Any distribution of the TEF requires BPUB demonstrate that this…

BPUB Rescinds Stage 2 Water Restrictions; Stage 1 Still in Effect

January 13, 2023

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announced the termination of water restrictions under Stage 2 of the Drought Contingency Plan effective Jan. 13, 2023. Restrictions imposed under Stage 1 will remain in effect. “Thank you to all our customers who made great efforts to conserve water under Stage 2,” Interim General Manager and CEO Marilyn…

BPUB Moving to Phase 2 of Boca Chica Waterline Upgrade Project, Implementing New Traffic Control Rules

January 12, 2023

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) Boca Chica Waterline Upgrade Project is continuing to progress with the installation of a 16-inch waterline moving closer to the four corners intersection on International Boulevard and will implement Phase 2 of the Traffic Control Plan on Monday, January 23, 2023. Phase 2 of the project…

BPUB Prepares for Extreme Cold Weather Event

December 19, 2022

As a strong cold front is expected to hit Texas near the holidays, 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 and equipment are fueled and/or charged Assigning additional…

BPUB Receives GFOA Award for Financial Reporting

December 8, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2021. This report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program,…

BPUB Announces Update to Lane Closure on Boca Chica

November 29, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TX – To help alleviate traffic stacking, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) updated the traffic plan for a temporary lane closure on Boca Chica Boulevard from International Boulevard to Owens Road. This closure started Nov. 21 and is expected to run through April 2023 as a 16-inch waterline is installed.   During construction,…

BPUB Announces Temporary Lane Closure; Initiates Boca Chica Waterline Upgrade Project

November 21, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary lane closure on Boca Chica Boulevard from International Boulevard to Owens Road starting today, Nov. 21, through April 2023 to install a 16-inch waterline for a future waterline loop to BPUB’s new 2-million-gallon Elevated Storage Tank currently under construction at the intersection of Southmost Boulevard and…