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Setting the Stages for Conservation

By bpub | July 21, 2020 |

Hot conditions and drought aren’t unfamiliar things for those of us living in South Texas. In fact, it’s something that we largely deal with on a year-round basis; however, those dry conditions tend to intensify during the dog days of summer that we find ourselves in today. You might wonder how BPUB determines drought status…

Understanding Your Drinking Water

By bpub | July 21, 2020 |

By now, all BPUB customers have received the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), also known as the Drinking Water Quality Report, with their monthly bill whether it be in their physical or digital mailbox. The CCR includes the most recent findings of community water sampling studies for the BPUB water treatment plants as well as for…

BPUB Operations Not Slowing Down Despite Pandemic

By bpub | July 21, 2020 |

Some customers might worry about BPUB operations during this time of uncertainty amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a provider of critical services, BPUB takes extra precautions to reduce the chances of this virus impacting daily operations. While the Administration Building might be closed to visitors and customers, there is still plenty of activity for…

Utility Assistance Available to Qualifying Residential Customers

By bpub | July 21, 2020 |

The current pandemic has impacted many people in the community in different ways. In an effort to provide support to its residential customers during a time of need, BPUB has expanded its Project SHARE program to provide utility assistance to more residential customers. The Brownsville Public Utilities Board is a municipally owned utility system. With…

Hurricane Season: Key Word is Preparation

By bpub | July 21, 2020 |

Hurricane season is always a stressful time, but hurricane season during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic adds another layer of anxiety. The key to dealing with hurricanes any year – but especially this year – is preparation. Think about the crowds that flood the grocery store whenever a hurricane looks to be headed this way. Those…

4 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | July 17, 2020 |

WHAT: 4 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed July 10-17. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Dates range between May 5 and July 6 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: A deep cleaning of the employees’ work areas A deep cleaning of common areas Working with…

6 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | July 10, 2020 |

WHAT: 6 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed July 4-10. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Dates range between April 1 and July 7 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: · A deep cleaning of the employees’ work areas · A deep cleaning of common areas…

BPUB Warns About Ongoing Scams this Summer

By bpub | July 6, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) warns customers to stay aware of ongoing scams throughout the summer. Over 60 scam calls were reported by customers to BPUB in June. Since July 1, we have documented 12 more scam reports. According to customers, scammers threaten to disconnect water and electric services if the…

18 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | July 2, 2020 |

WHAT: 18 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed June 26-July 2. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: 17 employees between June 5-26 1 employee on March 17 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: A deep cleaning of the employees’ work areas A deep cleaning of common…

9 Additional BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | June 26, 2020 |

WHAT: 9 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed June 18-25. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: 1 on April 15 1 on June 5 2 on June 12 2 on June 15 2 on June 17 1 on June 22   Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure,…