City to Offer Free Sandbags to San Marcos Residents


The City of San Marcos is offering San Marcos residents free, fill-your-own sandbags to help protect streets from flooding and control soil erosion.

The sandbags can be filled and picked up at the southwest corner of the Public Works Division parking lot, 201 Mata Way; maximum of 20 bags per household. San Diego County and CALFIRE will also be offering free sandbags at various locations in the region. For a complete list of locations, visit Heavy rains can cause soil erosion especially in areas not covered by lawns, trees, shrubs and plants. Water runoff, and especially mud and debris flows, can damage individual homes and properties and create even wider destruction by flooding roadways and clogging storm drains and culverts.

Learn how to fill and properly place sandbags.

For more information about the city’s sandbag program, please call the City’s Public Works Department at (760) 752-7550. To learn more about how you can prepare for rain, visit


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