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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 Issues Boil Water Notice

By rgreenfeld | January 16, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Due to a break in a 16-inch water line at Minnesota Avenue and Bernal Drive, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board, in accordance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), notifies customers within the boundaries of FM 802 to the north, FM 511/Dockberry Road to the south, Central Avenue to the west…

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…

ERCOT: Electrical Conservation Needed Now

By bpub | August 13, 2019 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – 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 Tuesday that high temperatures have resulted in record electricity demand over…

BPUB Crews Performing Inspections After Midtown Outages

By bpub | July 31, 2019 |

Crews from the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) are busy making inspections and replacing equipment after a section of Central Brownsville experienced recent power outages. BPUB apologizes for any inconvenience these outages have caused these customers. In response to these outages, BPUB crews and technicians have made it their priority to thoroughly troubleshoot and replace…

Expert Spotlight: Diane Solitaire

By cquezada | July 26, 2019 |

Patience and persistence are Diane Solitaire’s biggest virtues. Diane is now BPUB’s materials/warehouse manager, but her success has been decades in the making. On June 7, Diane celebrated her 40th work anniversary. She began her long career at BPUB as Secretary I in 1979 and took a step higher every opportunity she got. Diane is…

Teamwork makes the substation dream work

By bpub | July 23, 2019 |

About every 35 years, an electrical transformer needs to be replaced. Two major substation projects were recently completed. The Military Substation Power Transformer T1 and the FM 802 Substation Power Circuit Breaker were replaced. Engineering and construction for these types of projects are typically outsourced. However, the Electrical Engineering, Substation & Relaying, and SCADA departments…