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.

Welcome to the digital world: Advice to business social media late-comers

In business, as in life, there are groups who are progressive, adventurous and open to new things like technology. In the grand scheme of things, those people are the ones with the newest mobile telephone, software application and entertainment device. Remember Betamax tapes? Remember 8-track tapes? Remember the transition from transparencies to PowerPoint for presentations? It all starts somewhere. According to the agricultural researchers Beal and Bohlen in the 1957 Everett Roger’s bell.. Read More

Get Ready for Another Hurricane Season

The Rio Grande Valley has been very lucky in recent years. The last hurricane to hit the Valley was back in 2008 when Hurricane Dolly struck the area. That storm caused total property damage estimated at $1.05 billion, according to the National Hurricane Center. What that should tell you is that you never know when a hurricane might strike, and when it does, the effects can be devastating. With that in mind, hurricane.. Read More

BPUB Helping to Educate the Community

As a municipally owned utility, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is committed to being an integral part of the community. BPUB seeks to be an integral part of the fabric of the city, staying involved in local activities and supporting community events. One of the things on which BPUB places a premium is education. This is reflected in many of the activities that it participates. Knowledge about the city’s resacas is essential.. Read More

Golf tournament drives funds for needy families, scholarships

Another year has passed for the Project SHARE Golf Tournament, and it’s another year in which the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) was able to raise funds for Project SHARE, a program established to assist the community in paying their utility bill and to provide college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Project SHARE, created in 1985, provides a helping hand to senior citizens on fixed incomes and low-income families in emergency situations.. Read More

Shining a Light on Solar Power

Shining a Light on Solar Power Renewable energy is something that many of our customers are starting to consider. Because big wind turbines are not the most practical of solutions for most homes and businesses, solar power will be the solution to which many people turn, but it’s a decision that must be made only after many factors are considered. The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) does have a small number of customers.. Read More

Water in North Brownsville Safe to Drink

Following reports of cloudy water in areas in north Brownsville, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) performed tests and determined the water is safe for customers to drink and use. BPUB received reports of cloudy water on Wednesday night and sent personnel to perform tests and try to relieve the situation by flushing hydrants in the area. Test results on water samples taken from that area showed that the water is safe to.. Read More