BPUB Kicks Off Drinking Water Month in May

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) kicks off Drinking Water Week (May 1-7) by showcasing the different ways tap water is “There When You Need It” throughout the month. Drinking Water Week is usually celebrated only the first week of May by many utilities, but BPUB extends the celebration all month in order to provide customers with more information about their water.


BPUB has been rated a superior water provider by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for many years.


“The infrastructure that is required to gather water, treat it and deliver it to our customers, and the critical work that water professionals accomplish around the clock is something we are very proud of at BPUB,” said BPUB General Manager and CEO John S. Bruciak.


Aside from critical infrastructure, BPUB also has its own Analytical Lab where laboratory technicians and chemists monitor the levels in treated and untreated water on a daily basis.


To commemorate Drinking Water Month, BPUB will:

  • Share important information about tap water in the Sunday, May 1 issue of the Brownsville Herald.
  • Share tips on how to conserve water on social media and its website.
  • Host an in-person Water/Wastewater Community Tour at 8 a.m. Friday, May 20. This tour is free and open to the public. Residents can register here.
  • Mail the annual Drinking Water Quality Report to customers in their bill.


For more information on BPUB’s water or the tour, please visit or call 956-983-6121. BPUB also will hold an open meeting in the Board Room at the BPUB Annex Building on Wednesday, July 20 from 5:30 to7:30 p.m. to explain the Drinking Water Quality Report and discuss the city’s drinking water.