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BPUB Celebrates Public Power Month

By bpub | October 5, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is extending Public Power Week (Oct. 3-9) by hosting a series of activities for the community in October. BPUB highlights public power the first week of the month, along with other citizen-owned electric utilities nationwide, to help customers understand how they benefit from public power. “Public…

BPUB Awards 10 Scholarships to Local Graduating Seniors

By bpub | July 26, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) recently awarded 10 scholarships, each worth $1,000, through its Project SHARE Program to local graduating high school students attending an accredited university this fall. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the generous $1,000 BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship that I have been awarded,” Project…

BPUB: Rainfall and Flooding Impact on Electric, Water, and Sewer Systems

By bpub | July 10, 2021 |

Brownsville, TX – Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) reports that the recent thunderstorms and flooding did not significantly impact electric and water systems.  The weather resulted in sporadic short electrical outages and flickering lights.  BPUB’s water system was not affected, and potable water is safe to use. In some areas, the BPUB sanitary sewer system…

BPUB Reopens Drive-Thru Lanes

By bpub | April 27, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will reopen the drive-thru lanes at the BPUB Administration Building starting Wednesday, April 28. The drive-thru lanes will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Payment options Online – Go to BPUB’s website, www.brownsville-pub.com/, for easy online access. Phone – Dial 956-983-6121 and follow…

BPUB: ERCOT Requests Electrical Conservation

By bpub | April 14, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has requested that customers throughout Texas conserve electricity due to high generation outages and higher than expected demand. ERCOT says the state is currently in Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) 1 status, which occurs when reserves dip to…

BPUB Resumes Normal Billing Practices

By bpub | April 13, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) returned to normal billing practices on April 13. This means that the Feb. 15, 2021, suspension of service disconnections to electric, water and wastewater residential and commercial customers is no longer in effect. This change mirrors a similar decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas…

BPUB Not Increasing Rates, Helps Customers Understand Electric Bills

By bpub | March 11, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) wants to remind customers that there is no increase in the BPUB electric rates and charges in the March bills. As temperatures dipped, this made your heating equipment run longer and at maximum capacity – thereby using more electricity. Just a few days of extreme temperatures…

BPUB Keeps March Bills at Current Rates and Charges

By bpub | March 8, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board wants its customers to know that there are no changes to rates or other charges in the current March bills that are going out. BPUB continues to look into the high costs of natural gas and purchased power costs during the storm event to determine what, if…

BPUB Warns of Scam Reports in Winter Storm Aftermath

By bpub | February 22, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) warns customers of scam attempts related to the winter storm that hit Texas last week. Customers have reported individuals claiming to work for BPUB requesting access to customer yards or claiming to be there to change the meter. There have also been reports of scam calls…

BPUB Restoring Service Outages – 12:00 a.m. Update

By bpub | February 21, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Right now, Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews are out in the field restoring electricity to customers who lost power due to equipment-related service issues. Crews are troubleshooting the areas affected and will be providing an estimated time of restoration as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, customers can help…