Where to get your free sandbags to help mitigate flooding

Mar 9, 2023, 11:30 AM | Updated: Mar 15, 2023, 9:40 am
clean-up crew in Salt Lake City...
August 2, 2021: A clean-up crew gets to work in Salt Lake City after flash flooding left mud and debris across the city. (Mary Richards)
(Mary Richards)

SALT LAKE CITY–  Utah’s snow totals have reached record highs this winter. With the impressive snowpack, some are concerned about where all that water will go as we head into warmer months. 

Many communities are taking a proactive approach to being prepared for possible flooding. 

Announcements have rolled in from many cities that want residents to know that free sandbags are available for pickup. 

However, most cities are providing “stop and fill” stations. The fill stations will provide sand and bags but they recommend residents bring their own shovels. 

Most cities said they allow residents to fill 20 to 25 bags.  Here is a growing list of sandbag stations. For questions call your local public works office. 

Sandbag fill stations

  • North Ogden Public Works, 165 East  Lomond View Dr.
  • Salt Lake City, Department of  Public Utilities, 1530 South West  Temple  in  SLC  (limit  1o)
  • Salt Lake County Sandbag Shed/ Midvale Operations Public Works, 604 West 6960 South
  • Hyrum City, 600 East 75 North
  • Springville, Canyon Road trailhead, Community Park, and the Fieldhouse (old pool)
  • Cache County Sheriff’s Office, 1250 West 200 North in Logan
  • Wasatch County Public Works, 1891 West 3000 South
  • Draper City, Andy Ballard Arena, 1600 Highland Dr.
  • Wellsville City, 200 South 400 West. 
  • Harrisville City Public Works, 1350 North US 89
  • Tooele City, multiple locations

Related: Salt Lake County prepping early for a big spring runoff

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