Monsoon ready: Free sandbags available for OV residents

Published on June 15, 2022

Storm approaching Oro Valley

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (June 15, 2022) – June 15 marks the official start of monsoon season in Southern Arizona, and the Town of Oro Valley wants to make sure you are monsoon ready! Beginning today, June 15, the Town will provide free sandbags to residents who may need to protect areas of their homes from storm runoff during monsoons.

Sandbags can be picked up now through the duration of the 2022 monsoon (or while supplies last). Due to a limited number of supplies, only Town of Oro Valley residents are eligible. Sandbags are self-service; the Town will provide the bags and sand, but you will need to bring your own shovel and load your own sand. There is a limit of 10 sandbags per vehicle.

Pickup Location

*Naranja Park (810 W. Naranja Drive)

Follow the signs to the area known as the “Christmas tree recycling lot,” just north of the archery range (see Pickup Location Map below).

Residents who require assistance may make an appointment with Town Staff to pick up pre-bagged sand at a designated time. To book your appointment, or for any questions, please contact Stormwater Utility staff at 520-229-4850 or

An important message from your Oro Valley Stormwater Utility:

The Oro Valley Stormwater Utility continues to be proactive in managing washes and addressing potential flood issues, and we are proud to offer this sandbag service to residents. The Utility would also like to remind residents that we need your help to make sure our community stays safe and clean during the summer rainy season. If you see any water quality/pollution or flooding issues, please contact the OV Stormwater Utility via phone at 520-229-4850 or via email at

Lastly, make sure you and your family are prepared for the monsoon! Take a look at Oro Valley’s Monsoon Preparedness Guide and sign up for safety alerts. Get started by clicking here or visiting and typing MONSOON in the search bar.

*Please note that construction has started for the Naranja Park Expansion Project. Sections of Naranja Park are gated off. Please follow closure and construction signs that have been set up along the construction perimeter fence.

Pickup Location Map