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Sand Bag Pick Up

Street and Sanitation Division
124 South Lake Street
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 238-3800 (Tel)

The Street and Sanitation Division of the Burbank Public Works Department offers sandbags to Burbank residents. Sandbags may be picked up (with proof of residency and while supplies last) at the Field Services Administration Office weekdays between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Residents and Burbank businesses are eligible to receive up to 25 sandbags. If more sandbags are needed, a representative from the Public Works Department will help determine how many more bags may be required, and authorize issuance of additional sandbags if deemed appropriate.

Flood Control

It is important to begin flood control measures in advance of the rainy season in order to allow ample time for planning and installing any necessary protective devices. Once large drainage flows and/or flood flows have begun, protective measures will be difficult, if not impossible, to initiate and be effective.

Even though growth may be seen on Burbank hillsides, it does not necessarily mean that the potential for mud flows has been abated. The danger of mud flows is still very real during large amounts of rainfall in short periods of time. Early preparation is the most effective way to protect properties. Residents and business owners are reminded to clear their properties’ drainage benches, gutters and roof drains, and check sump pumps and drain lines to subterranean parking areas prior to storm events.

For questions regarding sandbags and flood control, please contact Public Works Field Services at 238-3800.

Information regarding flood control can also be found by clicking the Homeowner's Guide for Debris and Erosion Control.

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