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BPUB to Update Electric, Water and Wastewater Rates

By bpub | May 4, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will update all of its rates – electric, water and wastewater – after the Brownsville City Commission approved new rates at its May 3 meeting. On electric bills, customers will see an adjustment lowering the base rate approximately 22 percent. This adjustment will be phased over…

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Applications Now Open

By bpub | April 4, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) looks forward to awarding ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating high school students through its Project SHARE Scholarship program. In recent years, BPUB partner Constellation Renewables Partners, LLC has assisted in funding these scholarships. Constellation runs the Sendero Wind Farm, of which…

BPUB Customers Could See Delay in Account Balance Updates

By bpub | March 25, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that customers will see a delay of 24-48 hours for payments made online or over the phone to be credited to their account. Online or telephone payments made over the weekend will be reflected on accounts that Monday. BPUB assures customers that all online and…

BPUB Announces Expressway Lane Closure

By bpub | March 18, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary lane closure on U.S. Highway 77/83 between Veterans International Bridge and Texas Highway 100 from 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 to approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 23 to repair highway lights. Traffic will be detoured until work is completed, but no on-ramps or off-ramps…

BPUB Announces Emergency Road Closure on North Illinois Road

By bpub | March 8, 2022 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of a section of North Illinois Road between Benson Drive and Vermont Circle starting Tuesday, March 8 until approximately Monday, March 28 to repair an 8-inch sewer main at 1825 N. Illinois Ave. Traffic will be detoured until work is completed. All construction dates and…

BPUB Reports Data Security Incident

By bpub | March 8, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) reports that it recently discovered a data security incident that impacted its systems. Upon learning of the issue, BPUB took immediate steps to protect its environment and is now investigating the issue. BPUB is currently in consultation with outside cybersecurity and data privacy professionals. That investigation…

Strong Winds Cause Power Outages

By bpub | February 16, 2022 |

Brownsville, TX – Some Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) customers may be experiencing power interruptions today due to wind gusts as high as 35 mph. Temporary light outages may be related to tree branches and palm debris that have fallen and hit power lines. BPUB is aware of the disruptions and is addressing the situation.…

BPUB Restoring Service Outages

By bpub | February 4, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Since 11:00 a.m. today, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews continued outage restorations throughout this afternoon. Five outages impacting about 155 customers were reported. Crews restored 110 customers with 45 remaining in the Boca Chica area. As we continue restorations, some individual outages may remain. BPUB customers can report power outages…

BPUB Ready for Cold Weather Event

By bpub | February 2, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – As another strong cold front is forecast to hit Texas and the Rio Grande Valley the later part of this week and into the weekend, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) prepares its crews for the immediate demands Winter Storm Landon will have while additional preparations have already been done at BPUB…

BPUB Prepares for Cold Weather Event

By bpub | January 20, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – As a strong cold front is already hitting other parts of Texas and nears the Rio Grande Valley, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is preparing in anticipation of the demands this weather will have on the city’s infrastructure. Some of the preparations that BPUB crews are conducting include: Ensuring all vehicles…