BPUB Asks Customers to Conserve Electricity

By bpub | July 30, 2015 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) asks its customers to conserve electricity today during peak demand hours between 3-7 p.m. This request is being made as part of a call to limit or reduce electrical use sent out by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). BPUB wants its customers to know this issue is…

Facts and Tips to Reduce Outdoor Water Use

By bpub | July 29, 2015 |

Summer’s rising temperatures often coincide with rising outdoor water use, primarily due to an increase in lawn and landscape watering. In most areas, the amount of water homeowners use to keep their lawns green or gardens lush spikes in the summer—two to four times as much water than they use the rest of the year!…

BPUB Ready for an Emergency

By bpub | July 24, 2015 |

You never know when an emergency might happen, and because of that, BPUB plans well in advance to be ready for just that kind of event.

Adjust Your Thermostat to Save Money

By bpub | July 22, 2015 |

Just look at a thermometer and one thing is quickly made clear: summer is definitely here. Temperatures are soaring, and that rise in the heat usually means a rise in electrical bills as well. There is a simple way to combat that, though.

BPUB Releases Drinking Water Quality Report

By bpub | July 22, 2015 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) released its annual Drinking Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report. It can be found online at the BPUB website, and it was also sent out to all customers as the June bill insert. People interested in reading more about BPUB’s water quality can also pick up a copy at the BPUB Administration Building

It’s a Can, but Not for Trash

By bpub | July 22, 2015 |

“Disposable” doesn’t always mean flushable. Flushing wipes and paper towels can cause blockages in the sewer system and can cause sewage backups into your home, businesses and local waterways. Flushing items labeled “disposable” or “flushable” can cause big problems. They get stuck in the sewer pipes which can cause sewer overflows that can cause harm to your family, health,…

BPUB Update – Respiratory Fit Test

By bpub | July 15, 2015 |

This week’s BPUB Update takes a look at respirator fit testing, something that all workers who wear a tight fitting respirator must do on an annual basis. Don’t forget to like us at or for all the latest updates.

BPUB Invites Community to Learn More About Their Drinking Water

By bpub | July 14, 2015 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will hold an open meeting at the Board Room at the BPUB Administration Building on Wednesday, July 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to explain the Drinking Water Quality Report and discuss the city’s drinking water.

BPUB Update – Water Quality Specialist

By bpub | July 9, 2015 |

Thanks to an EPA grant, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board was able to add a water quality specialist to its Resaca Restoration Project team. Hear more about the job in this week’s BPUB Update.

9 Tips to Lower Your Utility Bill

By bpub | July 9, 2015 |

Energy Conservation You have the power to save money and energy right in your own home. Increasing energy efficiency is like adding another clean energy source to our electric power grid. Water Conservation We need to save water every way we can. You can reduce your water consumption by taking just a few simple steps.…