Sandbag removal in Coconino Estates to begin in July after completion of flood mitigation project, volunteers needed



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Residents of the Coconino Estates neighborhood can begin moving sandbags to the curb in front of their home in late July, following the completion of the Schultz Creek Drainage Improvements Project at US Hwy 180. City of Flagstaff crews will begin sandbag pick-up and removal from the neighborhood in August. City employees cannot go onto private property to remove sandbags, so residents should ensure that their sandbags are placed in City right of way prior to pick-up.

The Schultz Creek Drainage Project will be substantially complete in July and will alleviate both the post-fire flood threat from the Pipeline Fire (2022) as well as substantially reduce, or remove, the existing FEMA special flood hazard area for the nearby neighborhood.

Residents who want to remove their sandbags earlier can drop them off in the designated drop-off area at Thorpe Park (500 N Aztec St., in the parking lot between Frances Short Pond and the softball fields). The area is clearly marked with signs.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the removal, disposal, and clean-up of sandbags on Saturday, July 20 and Saturday, July 27. This may include debris clean-up and placement or maintenance of sandbags in flood impacted areas. Volunteers can sign up at bit.ly/2024sandbagvolunteers.

Residents who are elderly or have a disability and need assistance with their sandbags can call the City’s service request line at 928-213-2102. Additional questions can be directed to this line as well. For more information about the Schultz Creek Drainage Improvements Project, please visit Flagstaff.az.gov/PipelineWest.

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