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BPUB Recovers Funds Lost in Scam

By bpub | June 23, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that Wells-Fargo Bank, BPUB’s depository bank, received a check for $1,321,610.66 from Bank of America for deposit in BPUB’s account for funds caught up in a scam. This deposit means there will be no loss of BPUB funds because of the forged ACH directive received…

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 Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

By bpub | June 12, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) confirms that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was working remotely and was last in a BPUB facility on April 16. The positive result was confirmed Friday, June 12. Because of privacy laws, BPUB will not release specific details about the employee.…

BPUB Aid Targets Unemployed, Underemployed from COVID-19

By bpub | May 18, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is qualifying customers for its expanded Project SHARE program that provides utility assistance for residential customers hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The SHARE program is available to any BPUB residential customer who can demonstrate at least one of the following requirements: Recent unemployment due…

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 Announces Start of Stage 1 of Drought Contingency Plan

By bpub | May 1, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) went into stage 1 of its drought contingency plan May 1, which calls for voluntary conservation of water. Stage 1 is automatically triggered every May 1. After a dry winter and spring, Falcon and Amistad lake levels are lower than typical at this time. Current weather…

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…

BPUB Receives Highest National Recognition for Reliable Electric Operations

By bpub | April 21, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX— The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has earned a diamond Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing reliable and safe electric service. The RP3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Criteria include…