BARSTOW — Barstow Community College was closed Tuesday because of a campus-wide water system failure, BCC spokesman Chris Clarke announced.
Clarke said the campus was closed at 5:30 p.m. Monday and remaining summer classes were canceled for the evening. Clarke said the college got the part needed to repair the water system Tuesday and "the repair is working. It looks like classes will resume (on Wednesday) 7/12."
"We have no running water on campus, no refrigeration or cooling capabilities," Clarke said in a voicemail Monday night. He said all of the college's air conditioning systems require water.
Clarke said BCC classes at the college's State Street and Fort Irwin locations proceeded as scheduled Tuesday. Online classes were also continued without interruption.
New BCC Superintendent/President Dr. Eva Bagg was communicating with the Board of Trustees and was receiving regular updates from the college's maintenance and operations personnel.
Clarke said Bagg extends her sincere appreciation to everyone who is helping to repair the water system, and has indicated that classes on BCC's main campus will resume as soon as possible.