City of Concord California

News Release

January 6, 2016

Free sandbags offered to Concord residents

The rains have begun, and Concord residents are encouraged to prepare for potential flooding. Earlier this year, City of Concord Public Works staff procured 10,000 sandbags to prepare for heavy demand anticipated as a result of El Nino.

The City offers a free, 24-hour sandbagging station for Concord residents at the City's Corporation Yard, located at 1455 Gasoline Alley. In addition, volunteers have been building sandbags to accommodate seniors and persons with disabilities. Arrangements can be made for filled sandbags by calling (925) 671-3448.

New this year are two additional satellite sandbagging stations at Lime Ridge off of Treat Blvd, and at Hillcrest Park off of Grant Street.  Sand has been delivered to these sites; residents are asked to bring their own sandbags and shovels. A new interactive sand bag station map is available at

Public Works staff has met with private property owners throughout the year to offer guidance and advice with regard to private creek maintenance. Residents with questions regarding private creeks can contact Public Works staff by calling (925) 671-3448.

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