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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…

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…