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4 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | July 17, 2020 |

WHAT: 4 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed July 10-17. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Dates range between May 5 and July 6 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…

6 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | July 10, 2020 |

WHAT: 6 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed July 4-10. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Dates range between April 1 and July 7 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…

BPUB Warns About Ongoing Scams this Summer

By bpub | July 6, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) warns customers to stay aware of ongoing scams throughout the summer. Over 60 scam calls were reported by customers to BPUB in June. Since July 1, we have documented 12 more scam reports. According to customers, scammers threaten to disconnect water and electric services if the…

18 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | July 2, 2020 |

WHAT: 18 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed June 26-July 2. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: 17 employees between June 5-26 1 employee on March 17 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: A deep cleaning of the employees’ work areas A deep cleaning of common…

4 Additional BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | June 18, 2020 |

WHAT: Four additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: One affected employee was working remotely and was last at a BPUB facility on March 24. The second employee was last at a BPUB facility June 5, and the third was last at a BPUB facility June 8. The fourth was…

Second BPUB Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | June 16, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) confirms that an employee working at the BPUB Administration Building tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last in the workplace Thursday, June 11, and the positive result was confirmed Tuesday, June 16. This is the second BPUB employee to test positive for COVID-19. Because of…

BPUB Reabrirá las Ventanillas de Autoservicio

By bpub | May 15, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) reabrirá los carriles de autoservicio localizados en el Edificio de Administración de BPUB a partir del lunes 18 de mayo. Los carriles de autoservicio estarán disponibles de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. BPUB realizó una reapertura suave de los carriles de autoservicio del…

BPUB Reopens Drive-Thru Lanes

By bpub | May 15, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will reopen the drive-thru lanes at the BPUB Administration Building starting Monday, May 18. The drive-thru lanes will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. BPUB performed a soft reopening of the drive-thru lanes from May 11-15, which saw traffic from customers. Other customer…

BPUB Confirms Authorities Investigating Payment Fraud

By bpub | May 11, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) confirms that authorities are investigating a scam involving the payment of approximately $1.3 million. BPUB received a request from Noble Construction, a vendor currently working on a project for BPUB, to change Noble’s bank account information. BPUB made a payment to the updated account after receiving…

BPUB Reminds Public to Avoid Flushing Wipes

By bpub | April 22, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – With people spending more time at home and the high use of disinfecting wipes, BPUB wants to remind customers to dispose of wipes and any toilet paper alternative properly. Wipes should never be flushed down the toilet. “Unfortunately, wipes rarely if ever are biodegradable in the sanitary sewer system,” BPUB Pretreatment Manager…