About BCMUD : BCMUD History
BCMUD History & Frequently Asked Questions
When was the District Established?
Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District (the District) was originally created as “Williamson County Municipal Utility District No. 2” on October 27, 1977 with a confirmation election held on January 21, 1978. The original area encompassed approximately 725 acres of land. An annexation in 1983 involving most of the land in the present District south of Brushy Creek increased that number to 2,210 acres. On August 31, 1990, the District name was changed to Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District.
Today the District includes nearly 2,300 acres in two, non-contiguous areas. One area is generally located between Sam Bass Road and FM 1431 (Brushy Creek North) and the other area is generally located south of Brushy Creek, including an area south of FM 620. The HOAs in the District include: Brushy Creek North, Sendero Springs, Brushy Creek South, Liberty Village/Neenah Oaks, the Villages of Brushy Creek, Hunter Brook, Cat Hollow, Cat Hollow Condominiums, Meadows of Brushy Creek, the Woods of Brushy Creek, Woods of Brushy Creek Sec VI, Woods of Brushy Creek VII, Highlands of Brushy Creek, Highland Horizon and the Enclave at Highland Horizon. District Map
For the first 20 years, parts of the District were included in the extra-territorial jurisdictions (ETJ) of Austin and Round Rock. In 1997, the BCMUD Board of Directors chose to move all District land into the ETJ of Round Rock.
What is a MUD?
Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) are one type of special district allowed by Texas law that functions as an independent, limited government. These special districts are governed by a Board of elected district residents and property owners and have responsibility for providing water, wastewater and drainage services as well as parks and recreation. A MUD lying in an ETJ of a city can be annexed by that city subject to certain provisions and requirements in the state law.
Through the years, Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District has provided water service from both groundwater wells and water purchased from the City of Round Rock. The District now treats raw water from Lake Georgetown and its own groundwater wells with advanced membrane filtration technology at the District Water Facility located on Sam Bass Road.
Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District's wastewater is treated by the Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant owned by the cities of Round Rock, Austin, and Cedar Park. The District previously operated wastewater treatment plants located in both the North and South portions of the District.
Parks and Recreation
The District's parks and recreation programs and facilities have grown dramatically. A portion of the funding was provided by developer fees paid on each new lot sold. The District parks include Sendero Springs Park, Brushy Creek North Park, Creekside Park, Shirley McDonald Park (duck pond), Cat Hollow Park, Pepper Rock Park, Racine Woods Park, Little Village Park, Highland Horizon Park, Sendero Valley Park, and Community Park. The District has numerous trails and greenbelts, an 18-hole disc golf course, and a Community Center with over 60,000 square feet of recreation and meeting space. The Community Center originally opened in 2004 with 35,000 square feet and was expanded and renovated in 2017. The District also owns and operates four swimming pools.
The District has sought to provide a sense of community through exceptional utility services, parks, recreation, and a staff dedicated to maintaining the high quality Brushy Creek Life for residents.