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Your Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

By bpub | June 27, 2023 | Comments Off on Your Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

With hurricane season already here, it’s essential to be prepared for potential storms that may impact our region. At Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), we value the safety and well-being of our customers, and we want to ensure that you have all the necessary information to weather any storm that comes our way. Have a…

BPUB Update on Tenaska Equity Fund

By bpub | April 12, 2023 | Comments Off on BPUB Update on Tenaska Equity Fund

BROWNSVILLE, TX – On Monday, April 10, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) Board of Directors voted to add BPUB’s net interest earned on the $29 million to the Tenaska Equity Fund (TEF). BPUB management determined that the total interest earned on the $29 million was $2,082,611, which was subsequently verified by external auditor Burton…

Water and Meter Management Audit Postponed

By bpub | February 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Water and Meter Management Audit Postponed

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The water audit on the water distribution system that the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 11 p.m. through Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 4 a.m. has been postponed due to the weather. Due to issues with weather in other parts of Texas, JBS Water, Inc., the contractor…

BPUB Receives GFOA Award for Financial Reporting

By bpub | December 8, 2022 | Comments Off on BPUB Receives GFOA Award for Financial Reporting

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2021. This report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program,…

BPUB Temporarily Suspends Disconnections; Addresses Customer Concerns

By bpub | October 28, 2022 | Comments Off on BPUB Temporarily Suspends Disconnections; Addresses Customer Concerns

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is committed to providing affordable and reliable service to its customers and addressing public concerns related to the Tenaska project. The following steps have been taken to address customer concerns: Suspension of Disconnects Starting October 21, 2022, BPUB suspended service disconnections for non-payment to electric, water…

BPUB Board Issues Statement on Tenaska Audit

By bpub | October 11, 2022 | Comments Off on BPUB Board Issues Statement on Tenaska Audit

It is clearly important that we respond to the audit in a measured, factual, and deliberate manner that takes into account what is best for the community, the City, and Brownsville PUB. We must do this quickly and in such a way that we capture the narrative of the audit with our collective objectives in…

BPUB to Resume Seeing Customers by Appointment Only

By bpub | July 28, 2022 | Comments Off on BPUB to Resume Seeing Customers by Appointment Only

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will reopen the Administration Building to customers by appointment only starting Monday, Aug. 1. Customers interested in scheduling appointments can visit www.brownsville-pub.com or call 956-983-6121 during work hours. Appointments will be available Monday through Friday; no unscheduled walk-ins will be accepted. Customers must have all required…

BPUB Lobby Closed Until Further Notice

By bpub | June 23, 2022 | Comments Off on BPUB Lobby Closed Until Further Notice

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) lobby in the Administration Building will be taking limited appointments Thursday, June 23 and will be temporarily closed starting Friday, June 24. After June 23, in-person appointments with Customer Service will not be accepted. Despite the customer service lobby being closed to customers, operations and service…

BPUB Announces Expressway Lane Closure

By bpub | June 7, 2022 | Comments Off on BPUB Announces Expressway Lane Closure

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces temporary lane closures on U.S. Highway 77/83 between Alton Gloor Blvd and Highway 100 from 10:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9 to approximately 4:30 a.m. Friday, June 10, as part of our ongoing effort to repair highway lights. Traffic will be detoured until work is completed,…

BPUB to Update Electric, Water and Wastewater Rates

By bpub | May 4, 2022 | Comments Off on BPUB to Update Electric, Water and Wastewater Rates

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…