The new kid on the block is doing good things.  Cottonwood Heights City has their own Public Works Dept.  This past year, 2016-2017, a new fleet of snowplows made CH it’s home.  Drivers were trained and it was a much improved winter as roads were cleared for residents, most snowy days went smoothly and efficiently.

In March 2017, with the possibility of local flooding waters from Little Cottonwood, our public works dept were on it.  A service day was planned and several sandbag stations were built instructed by the public works dept guys and amazing volunteers from our city the job was completed. 

These sandbag stations have a great design and will make it simple for people of many sizes to fill them quickly and efficiently as they work together, filling and tying them closed.

There will be heavy equipment there loading the bags onto pallets and into trucks.  Great planning for the Public Works Dept. to be organized and efficient.

The Cottonwood Heights City Emergency Management Team have planned for two areas to be used as sandbag filling locations for all volunteers to go fill sandbags if/when the call goes out for springtime flooding.  See the addresses at the bottom of the article for the one most convenient for you.

If you receive a call to help fill sandbags and you want to volunteer (we love volunteers 😉 )

Here are a few reminders: 

Please leave small children at home as the sites will have moving cars, trucks and heavy equipment

Dress appropriately to fill sandbags 

Jeans and t-shirts (work clothes)

 A sweatshirt, if needed

Close toed shoes


A shovel if you have one

A water bottle for yourself

If you have any questions, contact the Emergency Manager at CH City, Mike Halligan @ 801-944-7098 or 801-541-3482

Sandbag filling sites for 2017

LDS Church parking lot 1525 E Creek Road

LDS Church parking lot or St Thomas Moore Catholic Church parking lot 3015 E Creek Road