COVID-19 Response

As an essential service provider, we’re taking precautions to reduce risk to our employees, the public and our operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the last few weeks, BPUB has been monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and taking proactive steps to minimize risk. Considering advice and recommendations from public health officials, we’ve taken a number of steps to help reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Actions we've taken

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 Suspends Service Disconnections Until April 30

March 24, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX –To support its customers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will suspend service disconnections to electric, water and wastewater residential and commercial customers until April 30, 2020. “In this time of uncertainty, BPUB pledges to do whatever it can to provide the consistency that we all need in…

CDC, EPA: Tap Water Safe from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 23, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board wants to assure its customers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that its tap water is safe for drinking and washing. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported COVID-19 has not been found in drinking water supplies. If it were, drinking water regulations set by the Environmental Protection…

BPUB to Close Offices Starting Wednesday

March 17, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Because of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will close its offices starting at 5 p.m. March 17 and will remain closed until further notice. Despite the customer service lobby being closed to customers, operations and service will otherwise continue as normal. The customer service personnel will…