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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Meaford Offers Sand Bags to Residents to Prevent Flooding

Meaford | by Claire McCormack  

You can pick sand and sandbags up at the Leaf and Yard Waste Depot.

The Municipality of Meaford is offering sand and sandbags to residents of waterfront homes to help prevent flooding.

Town staff say after the October 31st storm, many shoreline areas in suffered  significant erosion, leaving homes and buildings even closer to the water, and potentially vulnerable to flooding.

Staff say "While they can't prevent further erosion, sandbags can be used to build walls adjacent to homes to prevent approaching waters from entering the structure."

You can pick sand and sandbags up at the Leaf and Yard Waste Depot at 157859 7th Line this weekend during leaf and yard waste hours.

Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

They will also be available next week from Tuesday to Friday (12th to 15th) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Staff are asking that you bring your own shovels and transportation to fill and haul the sandbags.

They also note signing in is required to allow distribution tracking.

The municipality has posted a link to instructions on building a sandbag wall, please visit

They also say you can ask a local business to deliver sand to your property. Local sand providers include:

    Chapple excavating
    RF king excavating
    Barfoot contracting
    Jim Dier contracting

Meanwhile, Meaford's Emergency Management Control group is working with Provincial and Federal authorities to help mitigate impacts.

The municipality is asking all waterfront homeowners who have experienced property damage to complete an online form at,

They say you can call the town at 519-538-1060, or stop by the office.

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