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3 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | November 20, 2020 |

WHAT: Three additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed Nov. 16-18 LAST DATES AT BPUB FACILITY: Between Aug. 31 and Nov. 5   Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: Disinfecting and sanitizing of the employees’ work areas Disinfecting and sanitizing of common areas Working with city…

Utility Scam Awareness Day Set for November 18

By bpub | November 16, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), in collaboration with Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) will recognize the fifth annual Utility Scam Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Utility Scam Awareness Day is part of the week-long National Scam Awareness Week (Nov.16-Nov.20), a campaign focused on educating customers and exposing tactics used by scammers. This year’s…

2 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | November 6, 2020 |

WHAT: 2 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed Nov. 2 LAST DATES AT BPUB FACILITY: Between Sept. 29 and Nov. 1 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: • Disinfecting and sanitizing of the employees’ work areas • Disinfecting and sanitizing of common areas • Working…

BPUB Launches New Safety Websites for Kids, Contractors

By bpub | October 28, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) just launched two new websites to provide the community with valuable information about utilities to multiple audiences. Is your kid e-Smart? Time to get you and the family e-Smart by using the new BPUB kids website. It’s important for children to learn more about how utilities work. Utilities are…

Community Tour Given Virtual Platform

By bpub | October 28, 2020 |

BPUB’s annual community tours (one in spring for water/wastewater and one in fall for electrical) are a tradition, but it was a tradition interrupted by the arrival of COVID-19. Thanks to the power of technology, that interruption was only temporary, though. The water/wastewater tour scheduled for May had to be called off because of county…

BPUB Celebrates Public Power in October

By bpub | October 27, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board joined more than 2,000 other citizen-owned electric utilities in celebrating Public Power Week (Oct. 5-10). BPUB scheduled activities throughout the month to commemorate these utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans. Public Power Week in 2020 took on different meanings thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the…

You’re invited: PUBCAP Goes Virtual

By bpub | October 27, 2020 |

The Public Utilities Board Consumer Advisory Panel (PUBCAP) came back in September after a long absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but things were a little bit different this time: the meeting was held virtually. PUBCAP serves a critical role for the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB). Composed of 10 community members and one BPUB…

Broadband Planning for Brownsville

By bpub | October 27, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), in partnership with seven strategic local stakeholders (City of Brownsville, Port of Brownsville, Texas Southmost College, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, and Brownsville Independent School District) announce a new campaign to bring faster internet access to Brownsville residents. To…

2 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | October 10, 2020 |

WHAT: 2 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed between Oct. 5-7 LAST DATES AT BPUB FACILITY: Oct. 2-3   Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: Disinfecting and sanitizing of the employees’ work areas Disinfecting and sanitizing of common areas Working with city and county health…

BPUB Celebrates Public Power Month

By bpub | October 5, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is extending Public Power Week (Oct. 5-10) by hosting a series of activities for the community throughout the month of October. BPUB celebrates public power in October along with more than 2,000 other citizen-owned electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans. “Public Power Month celebrates the…