Do you know about your water? Have you ever wanted to know? Anyone interested in seeing a thorough snapshot of the quality of Brownsville’s water and the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) need only wait for the release of the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), also known as the Drinking Water Quality Report.

The CCR, mandated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to all municipal water providers in Texas, will go out to customers with their May billing statement. It will be sent in a digital format for those who have chosen online billing and will go out in paper form to all of BPUB’s remaining customers. For those interested in learning more about BPUB’s water and are not customers, the CCR will be posted on the BPUB website. A version in Spanish will also be available on request and on the website.

Think of the CCR as a water report card for BPUB. It includes data on many different things, including the sources of water, educational health information as well as constituents found in the water. All drinking water, including bottled water, can contain some measure of constituents. BPUB is rated a superior water provider, meeting all state and federal guidelines for drinking water. The report also includes information on how you can contact BPUB with any questions or concerns.

Keep an eye out for the CCR in one of your upcoming bills. Need help understanding the CCR? Read the CCR but still have questions? BPUB will hold an open meeting at the Board Room at the BPUB Administration Building on Wednesday, July 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.