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CDC, EPA: Tap Water Safe from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By bpub | March 23, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board wants to assure its customers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that its tap water is safe for drinking and washing. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported COVID-19 has not been found in drinking water supplies. If it were, drinking water regulations set by the Environmental Protection…

BPUB to Close Offices Starting Wednesday

By bpub | March 17, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Because of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will close its offices starting at 5 p.m. March 17 and will remain closed until further notice. Despite the customer service lobby being closed to customers, operations and service will otherwise continue as normal. The customer service personnel will…

BPUB Continues to Raise Awareness of Utility Scams During National Consumer Protection Week

By bpub | March 2, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) this week joins Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize National Consumer Protection Week and to educate customers on how they can guard against falling victim to utility imposter scams. As a member of UUAS, a consortium of 146 U.S. and Canadian electric, water, and natural…

BPUB to Offer Free Tax Assistance to Residents

By bpub | February 4, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will offer free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services for low-to-moderate-income residents beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the BPUB Administration Building lobby.

BPUB Joins Other Utilities Against Scams

By bpub | January 30, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is doing its part in the battle against scammers. This nationwide problem is being met by a coalition of utilities called Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), of which BPUB is now a part. The group’s mission is to educate customers about scammers and to put those scammers out of…

Time running out to apply for Project SHARE Scholarship

By bpub | January 30, 2020 |

Need money for college? Your time remaining to apply for the BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship is running out! The deadline for all applications is Feb. 14, 2020, at 5 p.m. The Brownsville Public Utilities Board will award 10 scholarships, each worth $1,000, to 10 graduating high school seniors through its Project SHARE Scholarship program. Requirements:…

Spring Is Almost Here: Be Safe and Be Ready!

By bpub | January 30, 2020 |

With the warm and mild winter that the Rio Grande Valley has experienced this year, one might be fooled into forgetting that it’s not quite spring yet, but it’s fast approaching. The warmer and wetter days of spring are a great time for us to head back to our yards and plant new vegetation. But…

Expert Spotlight: Domingo Cortez Jr.

By bpub | January 30, 2020 |

Domingo Cortez Jr., W/WW (Water/Wastewater) Operator Chief, is a bridge of knowledge between BPUB’s past and it’s present. He is also an exceptional leader who fosters growth and education among his employees in the hope that they one day lead BPUB into the future.

BPUB Gives Back to Community

By bpub | January 30, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) offers a variety of programs and tools for its customers year-round. From monetary assistance, scholarships, sponsorships and education efforts, BPUB is always looking for ways to help its customers and Brownsville residents.

BPUB Lifts Boil Water Notice

By bpub | January 16, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), in accordance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), lifted its boil water notice at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, after conducting water sampling at 10 areas and finding water residuals at adequate levels. All customers living within the boundaries south of FM 802 Ruben…