Sandbag Station at Town Center

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The Town of Portola Valley provides a complimentary emergency supply of sandbags to help its residents protect property from flooding during the rainy season. For more information on winter storm preparedness, please click here

Sandbag Station Map

The self-serve sandbag station is located at Portola Valley Town Center along the southern driveway, across from the basketball courts. The station is accessible daily and will remain available through the end of the rainy season.

Bags, sand, funnels, and shovels are provided. The bags are located in the metal barrel.

Please note: This resource is available to Portola Valley residents only, and is not for commercial or contractor use.

These supplies are intended to be used during an active storm event or to prevent immediate flooding. Non-emergency use of supplies would affect residents in need during an actual emergency. Sand and bags are available for private purchase at a number of local building material suppliers.

Proper Placement of Sand Bags: Download this flyer on the proper placement of sand bags provided by the County of San Mateo Public Works Department. 

For more information or to report depleted supplies, please report on PV Connect or call the Public Works Department at (650) 851-1700 x 200 or email

Sandbag Instructional Pic

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