Sandbags for Flood Control Available for Use

Supplies of sand and bags now ready for the next round of storms.

UPDATE: AS OF 4PM DEC. 3, 2012 SAND AND SAND BAGS ARE ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE FOR USE AT THE MAINTENANCE SERVICE CENTER, 1000 SHERBURNE HILLS ROAD. RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED TO LIMIT THEMSELVES TO 20 BAGS.

 

UPDATE:  AS OF 10AM DEC. 2, 2012  NO SAND IS AVAILABLE AT THE MAINTENANCE SERVICE CENTER DUE TO HIGH DEMAND. ONCE MORE SAND ARRIVES, THIS ARTICLE WILL BE FURTHER UPDATED AND MESSAGES WILL BE SENT OUT VIA THE MEDIA, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.

 

Every year as the storm season approaches the Town of Danville sets up a sandbag station to assist residents in preparing for the heavy rains and help reduce  incidents of flooding that might cause property damage. 

The Town provides sand, sandbags and a shovel for those needing sandbags. Residents can come to the Service Center and fill up to 20 sandbags. The 20 bag limit is  to insure that there is a sufficient supply for all residents during the entire season.

Residents are asked to replace the provided tarp over the sand pile when finished in order to help keep it dry. Similarly, residents are asked to put the cover on the sandbag receptacle to keep those dry for the next user.

Sand and sandbags will be provided to Danville residents until the end of the rainy season, typically in mid-April..Residents can drop by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 The proper way to fill a sandbag can be seen in this attached You tube video.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj7aUwIHYlw

For more information contact the Town's Maintenance Services department at 314-3450 or Jim Parke at jparke@danville.ca.gov.