Citrus Heights provides sandbags for CITRUS HEIGHTS RESIDENTS ONLY. Proof of residency will be checked. If you do not live in Citrus Heights, you will need to contact your local agency (City of Roseville, Sacramento County, Placer County, etc.) for sandbag information.
The City is able to provide limited, unfilled sandbags to our residents through the General Services Department. Residents may come to City Hall at 7927 Auburn Boulevard during normal business hours (M-F, 8-5), provide proper identification showing Citrus Heights residency, and will be provided with a limited number of empty sandbags to be self-filled at the following the locations:
· C-Bar-C Park (8275 Oak Avenue); or
· Grand Oaks Shopping Center in front of City Hall.
The City will maintain these two locations throughout the 2015-2016 storm season for sand, and in preparation for major storm events. We strongly encourage residents who have experienced flooding in the past to prepare well in advance of this years expected rainfall. It is also recommended that residents bring their own shovels to the sand locations.
The City encourages residents to limit the quantity of bags to the amount they can safely transport in their vehicles. The filled sandbags weigh approximately 30 pounds each (filled halfway). More than 10 bags is too much weight for most cars; and 20 bags is generally the limit a half-ton pickup truck can safely transport. This information may change, subject to sand and bag supplies and availability.
Residents may also contact local home improvement stores to purchase sand and bags as well. You can also download instructions for sandbag filling and laying (PDF). For additional information or questions, please contact the General Services Department at 916-727-4770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.