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Community Tour Given Virtual Platform

By bpub | October 28, 2020 |

BPUB’s annual community tours (one in spring for water/wastewater and one in fall for electrical) are a tradition, but it was a tradition interrupted by the arrival of COVID-19. Thanks to the power of technology, that interruption was only temporary, though. The water/wastewater tour scheduled for May had to be called off because of county…

BPUB Celebrates Public Power in October

By bpub | October 27, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board joined more than 2,000 other citizen-owned electric utilities in celebrating Public Power Week (Oct. 5-10). BPUB scheduled activities throughout the month to commemorate these utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans. Public Power Week in 2020 took on different meanings thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the…

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…

Broadband Planning for Brownsville

By bpub | October 27, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), in partnership with seven strategic local stakeholders (City of Brownsville, Port of Brownsville, Texas Southmost College, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, and Brownsville Independent School District) announce a new campaign to bring faster internet access to Brownsville residents. To…

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…

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…

Understanding Your Drinking Water

By bpub | July 21, 2020 |

By now, all BPUB customers have received the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), also known as the Drinking Water Quality Report, with their monthly bill whether it be in their physical or digital mailbox. The CCR includes the most recent findings of community water sampling studies for the BPUB water treatment plants as well as for…

BPUB Operations Not Slowing Down Despite Pandemic

By bpub | July 21, 2020 |

Some customers might worry about BPUB operations during this time of uncertainty amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a provider of critical services, BPUB takes extra precautions to reduce the chances of this virus impacting daily operations. While the Administration Building might be closed to visitors and customers, there is still plenty of activity for…

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…