Water Valve Replacement Program to Cause Service Interruptions

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – There will be three water service interruptions in Brownsville during the week of Jan. 22-28 as part of the water valve replacement program being conducted by the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB).

The purpose of this project is to replace 64 water valves identified by BPUB’s Water/Wastewater Operations & Construction Department throughout the water distribution system. These identified valves were inoperable or at their life expectancy. Replacing these valves will provide greater communication throughout the water distribution system and allow greater flexibility in isolating particular areas in the water distribution system. That means BPUB troubleshooters will be able to minimize the number of customers affected by service interruptions.

These water valve replacements will require some customers to be without water service while work is being completed. BPUB will be keeping its website and social media up to date with the most recent scheduled work dates along with the customers who will be affected by that work.

Upcoming water service interruptions:

Start Date Time Area impacted Number of customers Work to be completed
Jan. 23 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Padre Island Highway, Portway Road, East 11th Street, East 12th Street, Cheers Street, Calle Fresnal, Calle Roble, Peninsula Lane and McKenzie Road Approximately 300 Replacement of 8-inch water valve and two 90-degree bends at Padre Island Highway and Portway Road
Jan. 25 9 p.m.-6 a.m. East Price Road, Ridgemott Court, Shoreline Road, Robinhood Drive, Hillcrest Court, Eastwood Court, Greenfield Court, Parkland Drive, Waterside Court, Woodhaven Drive and Crownridge Drive Approximately 250 Replacement of three
water valves (4 inch, 8 inch and 16 inch) at East Price Road, Ridgemott Court and Shoreline Road
Jan. 27 10 p.m.-9 a.m. McKintosh Street, South Price Road, East Price Road, Rockwell Drive Approximately 200 Replacement of a 16-inch water valve at South Price Road and McKintosh Drive and East Price Road and Lindale Drive


The project began Oct. 30, 2017 and is estimated to be completed in April 2018, but this could change depending on various conditions, including weather. Saenz Utility Contractor is the contractor conducting the work.

This work is part of BPUB’s continued commitment toward maintaining the city’s water infrastructure.

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause to its customers. For more information about this project, please call 956-983-6300 or visit the BPUB website at Customers can also check the BPUB Facebook page at or follow BPUB on Twitter at BPUB_Tweets.