News Releases

BPUB Extends Road Closure on Rentfro Boulevard

October 10, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces the extension of a temporary closure of a section of Rentfro Boulevard between Clover Drive and Scott Street. The original closure was originally scheduled to end Friday, Oct. 7 but has now been extended another two weeks and is now scheduled to be complete Oct. 21. This closure…

BPUB Announces Emergency Road Closure on Rentfro Boulevard

October 4, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of a section of Rentfro Boulevard between Clover Drive and Scott Street for about four days, starting today to Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 to repair a main sewage line. Traffic will be detoured until work is completed. All construction dates and times are approximate, and…

BPUB Observes Public Power Month

October 3, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is extending Public Power Week (Oct. 2-8) through the entire month of October by hosting an electrical community tour for residents, highlighting the benefits of public power and continuing outreach and education to customers about electrical rates and energy efficiency. “Families in Brownsville and across the country have been…

BPUB: Stage 2 Water Restrictions Initiated

July 29, 2022

Due to dropping water reservoir levels, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will implement water restrictions under Stage Two of the Drought Contingency Plan effective Friday, July 29, 2022. Stage Two is implemented when water levels at the Amistad and Falcon International Reservoirs reach 25 percent or 834,600 acre-feet. “Water conservation is vital to BPUB’s…

BPUB to Resume Seeing Customers by Appointment Only

July 28, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will reopen the Administration Building to customers by appointment only starting Monday, Aug. 1. Customers interested in scheduling appointments can visit www.brownsville-pub.com or call 956-983-6121 during work hours. Appointments will be available Monday through Friday; no unscheduled walk-ins will be accepted. Customers must have all required…

BPUB Warns Customers About Scam Calls

July 14, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) warns customers of continued reports of scam calls. Scammers are spoofing BPUB numbers and threatening to disconnect customers and other residents to collect past due payments through third-party payment methods. Over the last couple of weeks, BPUB’s Call Center has received hundreds of reports from customers and other residents…

BPUB Asks Customers to Conserve Energy

July 13, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that electrical conservation is being requested by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) starting today between 2-9 p.m. due to high demand throughout Texas because of sustained heat. ERCOT advised BPUB on Monday that the heat wave that settled on Texas and much of the United States…

BPUB asks Customers to Conserve Energy

July 11, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that electrical conservation is being requested by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) starting today between 2-8 p.m. due to high demand throughout Texas because of sustained heat. ERCOT advised BPUB on Monday that the heat wave that settled on Texas and much of the United States…

BPUB Offers Assistance Programs to Customers

June 27, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) offers several payment options and assistance programs to help customers who may be facing difficulties paying their bills. BPUB, in partnership with Community Action Corporation of South Texas (CACOST) and Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley (CCRGV) has matched many customers with these assistance programs for several years…

BPUB Lobby Remains Closed Due to Staff Shortages

June 24, 2022

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) Administration Building lobby remains closed to customers due to staff shortages in the Customer Service Department. We continue assessing the situation and working to bring staff levels back to normal. Customer Service will not accept in-person appointments until further notice. Customers may continue to conduct business with BPUB through…