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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…

BPUB Activates Emergency Operations Center

By bpub | February 14, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – With the threat of extreme cold weather in Brownsville and across Texas, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) activated its emergency operations center, effective Sunday at 5 p.m. The Electrical Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) predicts this weather event could result in record winter electric use and has already requested that customers…

BPUB Prepares for Extreme Cold Weather Event

By bpub | February 12, 2021 |

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

BPUB Recognized for Financial Reporting

By bpub | December 10, 2020 |

BPUB Recognized for Financial Reporting   BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2019.   The report has…

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Now Open for Applications

By bpub | December 9, 2020 |

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Now Open for Applications BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is looking forward to again awarding ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating high school seniors through its Project SHARE Scholarship program, which is now open for applicants. BPUB understands the value of gaining a…

Utility Scam Awareness Day Set for November 18

By bpub | November 16, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), in collaboration with Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) will recognize the fifth annual Utility Scam Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Utility Scam Awareness Day is part of the week-long National Scam Awareness Week (Nov.16-Nov.20), a campaign focused on educating customers and exposing tactics used by scammers. This year’s…

2 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | November 6, 2020 |

WHAT: 2 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed Nov. 2 LAST DATES AT BPUB FACILITY: Between Sept. 29 and Nov. 1 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: • Disinfecting and sanitizing of the employees’ work areas • Disinfecting and sanitizing of common areas • Working…

Community Tour Given Virtual Platform

By bpub | October 28, 2020 |

BPUB’s annual community tours (one in spring for water/wastewater and one in fall for electrical) are a tradition, but it was a tradition interrupted by the arrival of COVID-19. Thanks to the power of technology, that interruption was only temporary, though. The water/wastewater tour scheduled for May had to be called off because of county…