Sandbag distribution has ended for the 2021 Monsoon season. This page will be updated with the information for the 2022 monsoon season at a future date.
Sandbags for Oro Valley residents
Even if it's not raining (yet), June 15 marks the official start of monsoon season in Southern Arizona, and the Town of Oro Valley wants to make sure you are monsoon ready! Beginning June 15, the Town will provide free sandbags to residents who may need to protect areas of their homes from storm runoff during the monsoon.
Sandbags can be picked up beginning June 15, through the duration of the 2021 monsoon season (or while supplies last), ending September 30, 2021.
Due to a limited number of supplies, only Town residents are eligible, and there is a limit of 10 sandbags per vehicle. See TIPS to fill bags below.
Sandbags are self-service; please bring your own shovel, you will need to bag and load your own sand. If you need assistance loading sandbags into your vehicle please call ahead of time to notify town staff of your need.
TIP TO FILL BAGS: See USDA Sandbag Barrier page for tips such as: Fill sandbags half full using sand or local soil, fold the top of the sandbag down, and then place the bag on its folded top.
Sandbags for Non-Oro Valley Residents (Pima County, Tucson, Marana)
Pima County: 520-724-6410 Pima County Sandbags
City of Tucson: Tucson Sandbags The Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility is offering free self-serve sandbags in the east parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, 700 S. Randolph Way, at Reid Park 24 hours a day, seven days a week until mid-September. Residents should bring their own shovels. There is a limit of ten sandbags per vehicle.
Town of Marana: 520-382-2536 Marana Sandbags
Oro Valley Residents Pickup Location
Naranja Park (810 W. Naranja Dr) See map(PDF, 11MB)
Hours for Naranja Park are Monday - Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm. This location is self-service.
Follow the signs to the area known as the "Christmas tree recycling lot," just north of the archery range.
Residents who require assistance may make an appointment with Town Staff to pick up pre-bagged sand at a designated time. To book your appointment, or for any questions, please contact OV Stormwater Utility Staff 520-229-4850 option 3 or by email at email@example.com.
An important message from your Oro Valley Stormwater Utility
The Oro Valley Stormwater Utility continues to be proactive in managing washes and addressing potential flood issues and is proud to offer this service to Oro Valley residents. The Utility would also like to remind residents that we need your help to make sure our community stays safe and clena during the summer rainy season. If you see any water quality/pollution or flooding issue please contact the OV Stormwater Utility via phone at 520-229-4850 option 3 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, make sure you and your family are prepared for the monsoon! Take a look at Oro Valley's Monsoon Preparedness Guide and sign up for safety alerts. Get started by visiting www.orovalleyaz.gov and typing MONSOON in the search bar.
What is a Sandbag Barrier and how do you install one
The U.S. Department of Agriculture shares information on
- What is a Sandbag Barrier?
- When is a Sandbag Barrier used?
- How is a Sandbag Barrier installed?
To see this information click on this link to view the USDA Sandbag Barrier page