BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces it will shut off water service again to approximately 400 customers who were affected by a service interruption that started Monday night to make repairs after discovering a leak.

About 400 BPUB customers had water service interrupted Monday night at 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday as crews replaced a 16-inch water valve at Boca Chica Boulevard and South Vermillion Avenue. After the valve was replaced, crews were alerted to a water leak in need of repair.

Because the area impacted includes three schools, Senator Eddie A. Lucio Jr. Middle School, Ben Brite Elementary School and El Jardin Elementary School, the work is scheduled for 9 p.m. Tuesday, after the schools are dismissed and open houses scheduled at the elementary schools are complete. The work is expected to take 4-5 hours.

The area impacted includes the following: Boca Chica Boulevard, Atlanta Avenue, North Illinois Avenue, St. Louis Avenue, Chicago Avenue, Beachway Avenue, Senator Eddie A. Lucio Jr. Middle School, El Jardin Elementary School, Ben Brite Elementary, North Dakota Avenue, South Vermillion Avenue, El Naranjal Subdivision Phase I, El Naranjal Subdivision Phase II and South Indiana Avenue.

This work is part of BPUB’s continued commitment toward maintaining the city’s water infrastructure.

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause to its customers. For more information about this project, please call 956-983-6300 or visit the BPUB website at Customers can also check the BPUB Facebook page at or follow BPUB on Twitter at BPUB_Tweets.