Additional BPUB employees test positive for COVID-19

Brownsville Public Utilities Board had announced four additional BPUB employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

The cases were confirmed July 10 to 17, and the last day they were inside a BPUB facility ranges from May 5 through 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 city and county health officials

Officials said BPUB will continue to follow CDC guidelines for workplace safety, require employees to use facial coverings, promote good hygiene practices and share health, safety and travel guidelines with all employees.

BPUB wants to reassure customers that there is still staff on hand for ongoing electric, water and wastewater operations and customer service inquiries. Many departments are working from remote locations until the pandemic eases. BPUB offices have been closed to visitors and customers since March 17.

BPUB is encouraging the community to practice social distancing by making account inquiries or paying bills online or by phone to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. For questions about BPUB’s efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the BPUB website at or call (956) 983-6121.