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BPUB Announces Expressway Lane Closure

By bpub | March 18, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary lane closure on U.S. Highway 77/83 between Veterans International Bridge and Texas Highway 100 from 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 to approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 23 to repair highway lights. Traffic will be detoured until work is completed, but no on-ramps or off-ramps…

BPUB Announces Emergency Road Closure on North Illinois Road

By bpub | March 8, 2022 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of a section of North Illinois Road between Benson Drive and Vermont Circle starting Tuesday, March 8 until approximately Monday, March 28 to repair an 8-inch sewer main at 1825 N. Illinois Ave. Traffic will be detoured until work is completed. All construction dates and…

BPUB Reports Data Security Incident

By bpub | March 8, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) reports that it recently discovered a data security incident that impacted its systems. Upon learning of the issue, BPUB took immediate steps to protect its environment and is now investigating the issue. BPUB is currently in consultation with outside cybersecurity and data privacy professionals. That investigation…

BPUB Restoring Service Outages

By bpub | February 4, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Since 11:00 a.m. today, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews continued outage restorations throughout this afternoon. Five outages impacting about 155 customers were reported. Crews restored 110 customers with 45 remaining in the Boca Chica area. As we continue restorations, some individual outages may remain. BPUB customers can report power outages…

BPUB Ready for Cold Weather Event

By bpub | February 2, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – As another strong cold front is forecast to hit Texas and the Rio Grande Valley the later part of this week and into the weekend, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) prepares its crews for the immediate demands Winter Storm Landon will have while additional preparations have already been done at BPUB…

BPUB Prepares for Cold Weather Event

By bpub | January 20, 2022 |

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – As a strong cold front is already hitting other parts of Texas and nears the Rio Grande Valley, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is preparing in anticipation of the demands this weather will have on the city’s infrastructure. Some of the preparations that BPUB crews are conducting include: Ensuring all vehicles…

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…