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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…

You’re invited: PUBCAP Goes Virtual

By bpub | October 27, 2020 |

The Public Utilities Board Consumer Advisory Panel (PUBCAP) came back in September after a long absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but things were a little bit different this time: the meeting was held virtually. PUBCAP serves a critical role for the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB). Composed of 10 community members and one BPUB…

2 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | October 10, 2020 |

WHAT: 2 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed between Oct. 5-7 LAST DATES AT BPUB FACILITY: Oct. 2-3   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 with city and county health…

BPUB Celebrates Public Power Month

By bpub | October 5, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is extending Public Power Week (Oct. 5-10) by hosting a series of activities for the community throughout the month of October. BPUB celebrates public power in October along with more than 2,000 other citizen-owned electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans. “Public Power Month celebrates the…

2 Additional Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | September 18, 2020 |

WHAT: 2 additional BPUB employee tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive test confirmed Sept. 11 LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Sept. 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 with city and county…

3 Additional Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | September 11, 2020 |

WHAT: 1 additional BPUB employee tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive test confirmed between Sept. 5 and Sept. 9 LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: • Disinfecting and sanitizing of the employees’ work areas • Disinfecting and sanitizing of…

Section of Boca Chica Reopens After Line Repairs Completed

By bpub | August 19, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) completed repairs to a broken wastewater line earlier than expected and reopened a section of Boca Chica Boulevard that had to be closed Monday night.   All lanes of Boca Chica Boulevard between Resaca Drive and Coria Street closed Monday night after BPUB received reports of…

1 BPUB Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | August 14, 2020 |

WHAT: 1 additional BPUB employee tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive test confirmed Aug. 10 LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Aug. 5 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: A deep cleaning of the employee’s work areas A deep cleaning of common areas Working with city and county health officials BPUB…