Due to high water levels and weather forecasts including wind direction, we have put into place measures to assist residents who may be affected to protect citizens and property.
Sandbag distribution will be focused on those properties that historically experience flooding from rivers, creeks, or the lake.
The municipality is assisting residents and property owners of properties on waters edge from County Road 41 to Malden Road, and additionally the South Riverview area for properties along the water. Potentially affected residents within those areas can obtain up to a max of 100 sand bags per property to begin their own preparation for a possible flooding event.
Bags can be obtained at the Public Works Department, 512 Sandwich St S, Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturdays between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the South yard, 6744 Concession 6 South.
Sand is located at the South Yard, 6744 Concession 6 South, to fill the sandbags. Bring a shovel and a means of transportation. Reminder, bags weigh 40 lbs when full, know your vehicle and how much weight it can safely carry.
When picking up bags you will be required to present proof of ownership and address. Only those properties at risk of flooding along water’s edge will be assisted at this time. Residents should be aware that although the municipality is assisting, it is the property owner’s responsibility to put into place provisions to protect their property and themselves. Residents may want to consider acquiring additional sand bags through other means depending on need; the municipality will continue to provide access to sand at the south yard.