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.

BPUB Opens Water Treatment Plants for Tour

Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will open its doors to water treatment facilities in Brownsville on Friday, May 26. Starting at 8 a.m., the tour leaves from the BPUB Administration Building. The free tour ends at 1 p.m. with lunch and a question and answer session. The event promises to showcase the full water treatment process, starting from the beginning at the river intake for the Rio Grande. The tour will end at.. Read More

BPUB Announces US77/83 Temporary Closure

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of southbound Interstate Highway 77/83 (US77/83) on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from midnight to approximately 5:30 a.m. BPUB crews will temporarily close the southbound portion of the expressway from Ruben Torres Boulevard to Boca Chica Boulevard as BPUB personnel repair street lighting.

BPUB Receives Highest National Recognition for Reliable Electric Operations

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations May 8 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in San Antonio.

BPUB Announces US77/83 Temporary Closure

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of northbound Interstate Highway 77/83 (US77/83) on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from midnight to approximately 5:30 a.m. BPUB crews will temporarily close the northbound portion of the expressway from Merryman Road to SH550/FM511 as BPUB personnel repair street lighting.