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  • 12 Ideas for Emergency Preparedness in 2017

    12/22/2016 3:52 PM

  • Fall Lawn Preparation

    Fall is the most beneficial time to fertilize your lawn. The declining temperatures reduce top growth and soil temperatures between 58-65 degrees are optimal for root growth. Fertilizing at this time will promote more stored energy, benefiting the grass as it enters dormancy until spring.

    08/19/2016 8:51 AM

  • Tips for Working in the Yard

    Now that warmer weather is upon us, here are some great ideas to keep your yard looking great, without using more water and resources than you need!

    07/05/2016 2:04 PM

  • Hit The Trail Running

    Using trails is one of America's fastest growing recreational activities. In fact, trail exercise is booming in popularity with the American Hiking Society reporting almost one-third of Americans, more than 67 million, went hiking in the past year.

    07/05/2016 1:54 PM

  • Home Remodeling & Renovation

    Sandy City has a long history that dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. Sandy saw a huge boom in housing from 1970 through the 1980's. Now Sandy's homes are starting to age and many are in need of remodeling, upgrading and facelifts. Are you thinking about remodeling your 1980's or older home here in Sandy but don't know where to start or did you buy that house loving the inside floor plan but didn't necessarily like the look of the house from the street? Are you looking for some ideas that may help you along to give your home that new look?

    07/05/2016 1:48 PM

  • Summer Firework Safety

    Summer means picnics, barbecues, parades and fireworks displays, especially around July 4th and Pioneer Day. Summer also means an increase in injuries from backyard grills, bonfires and fireworks.

    07/05/2016 1:46 PM

  • The Split Pea Soup Disaster

    As the city's emergency manager, you would expect me to preach about the need for a 72-hour kit, preparations for the eventual 7.0 plus earthquake that is coming, or any other emergency that may could come our way.

    07/05/2016 1:42 PM

  • School Crosswalk Awareness

    Recently, two crossing guards were hit and one was hospitalized due to vehicles "rolling" through stop signs. Remember to obey traffic laws.

    07/05/2016 1:36 PM

  • A Safer Holiday

    According to the Unites States Fire Administration, each holiday season fires caused from winter holiday cooking, heating and open flame injure 2,600 individuals and cause over $930 million in damage. In the Consumer Product Safety Commission report, 12,500 people are treated in emergencies each year from falls, cuts, shocks, and burns due to incidents involving faulty holiday lights, dried-out Christmas trees and other holiday decorations.

    07/05/2016 1:30 PM

  • The Facts About Water Conservation

    Be a part of the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation and make your pledge to reduce your water consumption at www.mywaterpledge.com.

    07/05/2016 1:22 PM

  • Where is the Water Meter in My Yard?

    Most homes and businesses have a water meter in their front landscaped area. These meters allow the City to read the usage, access them for any repairs or shut off in an emergency. It is important for these meters to be visible and accessible.

    07/05/2016 1:16 PM

  • Fire Prevention Tips

    In 2014, 1,575 of the 6,543 Sandy City Emergency Medical Service calls were fire related. Most fires are caused by preventable accidents. Fire damage negatively impacts peoples lives. 40 percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent fail within one year according to FEMA.

    07/05/2016 1:12 PM