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1/11/2024 - ALERT UPDATE: District-owned bathrooms to be closed again due to freezing temperatures

Updated Jan. 18, 2024 at 8:50 a.m.

Due to another round of freezing temperatures forecast for this weekend, all District-owned bathrooms will be closed again on Friday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. and reopened Saturday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. weather permitting.

Most District-owned drinking fountains and all irrigation systems are off for the winter and will remain so until March 1, per standard District protocol.

Two District-owned drinking fountains at Ephraim Trail and Creekside Park are left on year round because of frequent use. However, they are currently off due to freezing temperatures and will be turned on again Monday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m., weather permitting.


Updated Jan. 15, 2024 at 5:37 p.m.

Due to the continued freezing temperatures all District-owned bathrooms, drinking fountains and irrigation systems will remain closed and off until Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. 


Dear Brushy Creek residents, 

Freezing temperatures as low as the mid-teens are forecast for our area starting Sunday and lasting through at least Tuesday. 

In anticipation of this weather event, the BCMUD will close all District-owned bathrooms from Sunday at 7 p.m. until at least Tuesday morning. This will provide staff time to winterize facilities, which includes:

  • turning on portable heaters
  • ensuring stops to flush valves
  • pouring biodegradable antifreeze in the toilets

When temperatures are below freezing for 24 hours or more, without proper winterization facility damage can include: 

  • freezing flush valves
  • burst pipes (which creates added expense and potential additional closures due to needed repairs and cleanup)
  • frozen toilet water

Additionally, District departments are taking the following measures: 

  • The Public Works Utility Department will turn off water-fill for District ponds through at least Tuesday.
  • The Property Maintenance Department is shutting down all District-owned drinking fountains through at least Tuesday. They are also shutting off all District-owned irrigation and sprinkler systems through at least Tuesday. Additionally, all District pools close when temperatures drop below freezing. 
  • BCMUD Customer Service will be closed from Jan. 13-15, but residents will be directed to our Water On Call service if needed.
  • The District will communicate any closures at the Community Center necessitated by the freezing temperatures on our website and via social media

We encourage all BCMUD residents to take precautions before the coming freeze. Please refer to our home winterization guide for other helpful tips and ways to avoid internal and external damage to your residence: 

The District offers an emergency texting service for residents to stay informed during emergencies that may result from extreme weather. Sign up for this service at:

Local agencies that can provide information and help with weather-related emergencies include: 

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