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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…

The Heat Is Coming … Be Ready!

By bpub | April 24, 2020 |

It has been a warm spring, and all early weather forecast indicate that it’s going to be another very hot and dry summer. That’s always a time when usage goes up. Higher temperatures mean your air conditioner runs longer and more water is required to maintain the lawn. But with more people working from home…

Drinking Water Week Is Almost Here

By bpub | April 24, 2020 |

As April draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate Drinking Water Week, held the first full week in May. This year’s celebration has more urgency behind it considering the circumstances in the world right now. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s a good time to take a step back…

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…