City of Pleasanton Provides Free Sandbags to Residents

Residents can pick up free sandbags at the City of Pleasanton Service Center anytime.

From the City of Pleasanton:

With the rainy season upon us, the City of Pleasanton reminds local residents and businesses that free sandbags are available to those concerned about flooding. 

Residents can pick up free sandbags at the City of Pleasanton Service Center, located at 3333 Busch Road in Pleasanton. The sandbags can be picked up at anytime, and are located in the parking lot under a brown tarp.

The sandbags are for Pleasanton residents only and are not available to contractors seeking sandbags for work sites. City crews prepare in advance of the rainy season to clear culverts and drains, and residents are encouraged to clear leaves from neighborhood drains as a part of this effort. Operations Services crews spend six weeks implementing an annual leaf pick-up program in advance of the rainy season.  

Those who see flooded areas should call the Operations Services Department between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at (925) 931-5500. Flooding should be reported to the Police Department at (925) 931-5100 on weekends, holidays and during the regular work week, Monday through Friday, between 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.


Robert November 20, 2012 at 01:03 AM
I didn't know flooding was a problem in the Tri Valley. How odd that P-town is giving out sandbags
Jo Harper November 20, 2012 at 01:42 AM
I already have my own sandbags after all this Thanksgiving planning! Under my eyes! Was actually wondering how all the leaves in beautiful Pleasanton were going to disappear! Let's get sweeping!
Douglas Linman November 26, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Well depending on who has the right ruler length at the time, the elevation of Pleasanton is 335 to 352 feet above sea level. So the flooding they are talking about comes from poor construction drainage and run-off ideas which caused man-made flood areas. So the sand bags make sense for those areas. Could have mostly been avoided with better pre-engineering considerations and proper math. I am always amazed at many of the final ideas since they lacked very simple oversight. Paragon is another miscalculated traffic and parking impact study that easily could have been avoided.


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