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Utility Scam Awareness Day Set for Nov. 17

By bpub | November 16, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), in collaboration with Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), will recognize the sixth annual Utility Scam Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Utility Scam Awareness Day is part of the week-long National Scam Awareness Week (Nov.14-Nov.19), a campaign focused on educating customers and exposing tactics used by…

Tis the Season for Bill Assistance

By bpub | November 3, 2021 |

The holiday season can often be a stressful time. There is the gift-giving to do while still having to balance the regular bills that come in every month, like utility bills, but it’s important to remember that there is assistance available out there for qualifying customers. BPUB has its own assistance program called Project SHARE…

Make plans for PUBCAP

By bpub | November 3, 2021 |

The Public Utilities Board Consumer Advisory Board, better known as PUBCAP, held the first meeting of its 2021-2022 session on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The agenda included a presentation that provided an overview of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) and a discussion about current BPUB projects. PUBCAP serves a very important function for BPUB. It…

Celebrating local power

By bpub | November 3, 2021 |

Each October brings not just the return of cooler weather and Halloween decorations; it also brings Public Power Month at BPUB. October is a time when BPUB celebrates being one of 72 municipally-owned electric utility providers in Texas and one of the 950 in the United States. What makes public power different? Your voice heard…

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…