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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…

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 named 2019 Outstanding Community Partner by United Way

By bpub | July 23, 2019 |

In June, the United Way of Southern Cameron County came out to the BPUB Boardroom to present the Brownsville Public Utilities Board with a major honor: its 2019 Outstanding Community Partner award. The United Way singled BPUB out for two programs in particular. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax services to…