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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…

BPUB Asks Customers to Conserve Electricity

By bpub | August 1, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) asks its customers to conserve electricity for the next two weeks, Aug. 1-14. This request is being made as part of a call by American Electric Power (AEP) Texas to limit or reduce electrical use to preserve the Rio Grande Valley energy grid. According to an…

5 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | July 31, 2020 |

WHAT: 5 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed July 24-31. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Dates range between July 13 and July 26 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: A deep cleaning of the employees’ work areas A deep cleaning of common areas Working with…

BPUB Activates Emergency Operations Center

By bpub | July 24, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – With the threat of Tropical Storm Hanna, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has activated its emergency operations center. BPUB is prepared and ready to handle impending storm-related issues expected due to Tropical Storm Hanna. Should there be power, water or wastewater service interruptions due to downed power lines or natural causes,…