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Overnight Water Valve Work to Cause Service Interruptions

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will conduct overnight valve replacement work on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, beginning at 10 p.m. and ending on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at approximately 6 a.m. Approximately 400 residents living in the Southmost area may experience a temporary water interruption.

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BPUB Asks Customers to Conserve Electricity

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) asks its customers to conserve electricity today during peak demand hours between 3-7 p.m. This request is being made as part of a call by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to limit or reduce electrical use to preserve the Rio Grande Valley energy grid.

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BPUB Announces US77/83 Temporary Closure

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of Interstate Highway 77/83 (US77/83) on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, from 3 a.m. to approximately 9 a.m. BPUB crews will temporarily close the portion of the expressway from near Tandy Road to near East Morrison Road as personnel install a fiber optic cable. This includes northbound and southbound lanes.

GFOA Award

BPUB Recognized for Accounting, Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

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Hot Weather Causing Water Line Breaks

The hot temperatures that the Rio Grande Valley has experienced over the last couple of months don’t just take a toll on residents’ lawns; they also can have an effect on underground water lines. The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) reports an increase in water line breaks during this recent hot spell that has seen temperatures in the 90s and 100s. There were 187 water line breaks in May this year, 150 in.. Read More


BPUB Expert Spotlight: Eddie Campirano Jr.

This is a new segment to introduce the BPUB professionals whose priority is to deliver high quality service to you every day. Since our customers are the primary reason we are here, we’d like to acquaint our readers with the people with the skills and passion that make BPUB one of the most respected and reliable utilities in Texas. Name: Eddie Campirano Jr. Birthplace: Brownsville, TX High School: Saint Joseph Academy in Brownsville.. Read More


Community Tours Water Operations at BPUB

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board’s twice-a-year community tour got a little bit of a change this year. The first community tour of 2016 focused entirely on the water side of BPUB’s operations. While past tours have combined the water and electrical, we thought a more focused approach to water would be a better learning experience for the participants who got to see firsthand what BPUB does to get water from the river to.. Read More