If you’re in need of sandbags, please visit the Santa Clara City Yard.
To pick up sandbags, please show proof of Santa Clara residency (driver’s license, etc.). You must fill sandbags yourself and you may be limited on the amount of bags you can take. This allows an equal and fair opportunity for every resident to protect their property.
Properly filled sandbags for flood control are filled 1/2 to 2/3 full with clean washed sand. If sand is not available, gravel or dirt can be used with less effective results. Filled sandbags should be arranged in layers. The two primary methods for flood control are: 1) Single Stack placement and; 2) Pyramid Placement.
The best practices for filling sandbags require a three-person team. One team member should crouch down and hold the bag open, the second should fill the bag, and the third should transport and stockpile the filled bags.
Further instructions and information will be provided at the yard.
To have sandbags on hand for your property, you may also pick up supplies at your local home improvement store.