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BPUB Issues Boil Water Notice

By rgreenfeld | January 16, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Due to a break in a 16-inch water line at Minnesota Avenue and Bernal Drive, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board, in accordance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), notifies customers within the boundaries of FM 802 to the north, FM 511/Dockberry Road to the south, Central Avenue to the west…

BPUB Warns About Door-To-Door Scams

By bpub | December 18, 2019 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) warns customers about salesmen going door-to-door offering water filtration systems and claiming they work with BPUB. According to reports, two salesmen posing to work for BPUB through a company selling water filtration products, have been requesting access into customer’s homes to inspect their water system and/or…

BPUB Participates in Utility Scam Awareness Day

By bpub | November 19, 2019 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will join Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize the fourth annual Utility Scam Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Utility Scam Awareness Day is part of the week-long National Scam Awareness Week, a campaign focused on educating customers and exposing the tactics used by scammers.…

Teamwork makes the substation dream work

By bpub | July 23, 2019 |

About every 35 years, an electrical transformer needs to be replaced. Two major substation projects were recently completed. The Military Substation Power Transformer T1 and the FM 802 Substation Power Circuit Breaker were replaced. Engineering and construction for these types of projects are typically outsourced. However, the Electrical Engineering, Substation & Relaying, and SCADA departments…

Brownsville Passes New Cross Connection Ordinance

By bpub | March 6, 2019 |

The Brownsville City Commission approved a new ordinance Dec. 4 that will help protect the city’s drinking water supply. The new ordinance requires backflow prevention devices to be installed and maintained to prevent contamination of drinking water. What is it? To understand the ordinance, it helps to understand the terminology. A cross-connection is a link…

BPUB Announces US77/83 Lane Closures

By bpub | January 31, 2018 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of two northbound lanes on Interstate Highway 77/83 (US77/83) on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, from midnight to approximately 6 a.m. BPUB crews will temporarily close the two left northbound lanes of the expressway from Stillman Road to Merryman Road as BPUB personnel repair expressway lighting.

Infrastructure Projects Update

By bpub | January 26, 2018 |

As part of a new series, from time to time, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will shine the spotlight on some of its active infrastructure improvement projects. There are always many different projects going on at BPUB, so this list is not meant to be seen as complete. It will, however, provide some much…

Some BPUB Customers to Experience Water Service Interruption

By bpub | January 12, 2018 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces there will be a water service interruption Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 9 p.m. until approximately 6 a.m. Wednesday, as crews replace water valves. The service interruption will affect approximately 200 customers.

BPUB Raising Resaca Levels After Harvey

By bpub | August 28, 2017 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is raising resaca levels after Hurricane Harvey missed the Brownsville area.

BPUB Asks Customers to Use Outage Reporting Application

By bpub | August 23, 2017 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) asks customers to use its mobile outage reporting application to report any service outages or problems with service.