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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…

BPUB Warns About Door-To-Door Scams

By bpub | December 18, 2019 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) warns customers about salesmen going door-to-door offering water filtration systems and claiming they work with BPUB. According to reports, two salesmen posing to work for BPUB through a company selling water filtration products, have been requesting access into customer’s homes to inspect their water system and/or…

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarships Now Available

By bpub | December 3, 2019 |

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is looking forward to awarding ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating high school seniors through its Project SHARE Scholarship program. BPUB understands the value of gaining a higher education. This is why BPUB wants to continue supporting members of the community as…

BPUB Participates in Utility Scam Awareness Day

By bpub | November 19, 2019 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will join Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize the fourth annual Utility Scam Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Utility Scam Awareness Day is part of the week-long National Scam Awareness Week, a campaign focused on educating customers and exposing the tactics used by scammers.…

ERCOT: Electrical Conservation Needed Now

By bpub | August 15, 2019 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that electrical conservation is needed now until 7 p.m. to avoid rotating outages due to high demand throughout the state of Texas from sustained heat resulting in a record-setting load. ERCOT advised BPUB on Thursday that high temperatures have resulted in record electricity demand over the last few…