Sandbags

Sandbags for Oro Valley residents

The Town of Oro Valley will be providing free sandbags beginning June 15, 2021 for residents who may need them to help redirect storm runoff away from areas of their home during monsoon season.

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.

Sandbags can be picked up beginning June 15, through the duration of the 2021 monsoon season, 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.

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. Town of Oro Valley staff is unable to help unload sandbags for anyone utilizing this service.

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.

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

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 or by email at pw@orovalleyaz.gov.

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