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Town of Essex to Provide Sandbags for Residents

Posted on Friday May 10, 2019

Residents looking to protect their property from flooding will be able to pick up free sandbags in Colchester starting Friday, May 10.

Up to 100 sandbags will be provided to Town of Essex residents. The sandbags will be available at Colchester Harbour (100 Jackson Street, Colchester) from 7am to 9pm daily. Harbour staff will be on-hand to distribute bags. Sand for the bags will also be available at Colchester Schoolhouse (195 Bagot Street, Colchester) during the same time period.

Sandbags will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Residents seeking to pick-up bags and sand are asked to bring their own shovels. Equipment for filling sand bags will not be provided. Residents will also be responsible for future disposal of sandbags.

Residents are asked to present government-issued identification or a property tax bill to confirm residency.