People living in the six flood-prone areas will soon be able to get sandbag materials to help combat any potential flooding this year.
Starting on March 8, the RMWB will be offering sand and bags for anyone living in Longboat Landing, Draper, Waterways, Ptarmigan Court, downtown, and Taiga Nova Eco-Industrial Park free of charge.
The materials will be available at Syne Park, in the parking lot next to the playground, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
You’re being asked to take only what you need and bring your own shovel to make the sandbags.
Information on how to properly fill and place the bags will be provided at the Snye.
This is one of several temporary measures the RMWB is taking to better help properties if another flood happens during the river breakup.
The breakup usually happens between mid and late April.