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BPUB to Resume Seeing Customers by Appointment Only

By bpub | July 28, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will reopen the Administration Building to customers by appointment only starting Monday, Aug. 1. Customers interested in scheduling appointments can visit www.brownsville-pub.com or call 956-983-6121 during work hours. Appointments will be available Monday through Friday; no unscheduled walk-ins will be accepted. Customers must have all required…

BPUB Awards 10 Scholarships to Local Graduating Seniors

By evramirez | June 14, 2022 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) awarded 10 scholarships, each worth $1,000, through its Project SHARE Program to local graduating high school students attending an accredited university this fall. The funds for these scholarships come from Project SHARE, a program created in 1985 to assist families in paying their utility bills. BPUB began a scholarship…

BPUB Announces Auction

By evramirez | June 8, 2022 |

BPUB will have its Auction on June 25, 2022. Viewing of the items will begin at 8:00 AM and the auction will begin at 10:00 AM. The location is on Robert Vargas Drive. The auction will be held in person and online. The auctioneer is Galindo Auction Services; website: galindoauctions.com.

BPUB to Update Electric, Water and Wastewater Rates

By bpub | May 4, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will update all of its rates – electric, water and wastewater – after the Brownsville City Commission approved new rates at its May 3 meeting. On electric bills, customers will see an adjustment lowering the base rate approximately 22 percent. This adjustment will be phased over…

BPUB Kicks Off Drinking Water Month in May

By evramirez | April 29, 2022 |

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…

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Applications Now Open

By bpub | April 4, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) looks forward to awarding ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating high school students through its Project SHARE Scholarship program. In recent years, BPUB partner Constellation Renewables Partners, LLC has assisted in funding these scholarships. Constellation runs the Sendero Wind Farm, of which…

BPUB Prepares for Cold Weather Event

By bpub | January 20, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – As a strong cold front is already hitting other parts of Texas and nears the Rio Grande Valley, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is preparing in anticipation of the demands this weather will have on the city’s infrastructure. Some of the preparations that BPUB crews are conducting include: Ensuring all vehicles…

BPUB Awards 10 Scholarships to Local Graduating Seniors

By bpub | July 26, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) recently awarded 10 scholarships, each worth $1,000, through its Project SHARE Program to local graduating high school students attending an accredited university this fall. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the generous $1,000 BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship that I have been awarded,” Project…

BPUB: Rainfall and Flooding Impact on Electric, Water, and Sewer Systems

By bpub | July 10, 2021 |

Brownsville, TX – Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) reports that the recent thunderstorms and flooding did not significantly impact electric and water systems.  The weather resulted in sporadic short electrical outages and flickering lights.  BPUB’s water system was not affected, and potable water is safe to use. In some areas, the BPUB sanitary sewer system…

BPUB Keeps March Bills at Current Rates and Charges

By bpub | March 8, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board wants its customers to know that there are no changes to rates or other charges in the current March bills that are going out. BPUB continues to look into the high costs of natural gas and purchased power costs during the storm event to determine what, if…