Public provides input on Resaca Restoration Project at meeting

The Resaca Restoration Project began in 2013 with four sites, and BPUB succeeded in dredging each of those spots. Now with the cooperation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), BPUB is looking at what is coming next for the ambitious, long-term project. To help determine that, BPUB and the USACE held a meeting seeking public comment(s). BPUB and USACE held the meeting June 14 at the Ringgold Civic Pavilion. The public.. Read More

Water/Wastewater tour at BPUB draws in participants

Water is so crucial to everyday life, yet so few people get the chance to see how that water is delivered. BPUB gave a busload of people the chance to observe how Brownsville’s drinking water is treated along with even more sights, sounds and smells. The event showcased the full water treatment process, starting from the very beginning at the river intake for the Rio Grande and BPUB’s reservoirs. The tour ended at.. Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About BPUB

How much are board members paid? How are they chosen? All board members, with the exception of the mayor, are appointed by city commissioners to serve four-year terms. After serving a four-year term, the board member is eligible to be reappointed for one additional four-year term but no more. This appointment is voluntary, and board members receive no financial compensation for the time they spend. Board members serve because they would like to.. Read More

Professional Profile Marie Leal

For Water and Wastewater Operations Director Marie Leal, P.E., talking about football, hunting, fishing, yard work, and “shop talk” is all a part of leading one of the biggest divisions at the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB).  Leal, who oversees the Water and Wastewater  Engineering, Operations and Construction, Combination Lift Stations and Plant Maintenance departments, says she “grew up in a man’s world” because of her career choice where women were once a.. Read More

Energy Tips for Small Businesses

Saving a few bucks where you can makes all the difference for many small businesses, especially when the margins might be slim. There are easy adjustments that business owners can make to reduce utility bills. Let’s look at five tips to lower your utility bill.

BPUB Working to Restore Payment System

The payment system used by the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is currently down, but customers needing to pay their bills still have options. During this time, BPUB will not be conducting disconnects of service, and late fees will not be assessed for accounts affected by this interruption.

BPUB Announces US 77/83 Temporary Closure

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of northbound Interstate Highway 77/83 (US77/83) on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from midnight to approximately 5:30 a.m. BPUB crews will temporarily close the northbound portion of the expressway from FM1732 to TX550/FM511 as BPUB personnel repair street lighting. This closure, which will only impact northbound traffic, is part of an ongoing effort by BPUB to improve the city’s safety and infrastructure. The expressway.. Read More

BPUB Releases Annual Water Quality Report

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will release its annual drinking water quality report to customers beginning Thursday, May 18. The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) includes the most recent findings of community water sampling studies for the BPUB water treatment plants as well as for the Southmost Regional Water Authority (SRWA) desalination plant.