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  • Firework Safety

    The good news is you can enjoy your holiday and the fireworks, with just a few simple safety tips:

    06/13/2017 12:37 PM

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    Public Works: Quick Tips

    Eight quick tips from our Public Works Department!

    05/16/2017 1:04 PM

  • Water Conservation Tips

    Goodbye to short days, cold weather, and winter! Hello to longer days, warm weather, and lots of sun! With the change in seasons, many will be spending more time outdoors and shaping up landscapes. Unfortunately, warmer weather sometimes means higher water usage, which means your water bill may be higher throughout the spring and summer. To avoid a shock when your utility bill arrives, here are some great tips to manage your water use!

    05/02/2017 4:57 PM

  • Home Security System Tips

    Each summer the Police Department sees a sharp increase in false alarm calls. These calls are largely preventable and take away from our public safety resources.

    05/02/2017 4:48 PM

  • The Secret Sauce of Sandy

    Sandy City has the well-earned reputation of being one of the best-run cities in Utah. Cities across the state regularly seek out our advice, trying to understand our “winning” formula and replicate our success.

    04/07/2017 9:00 AM

  • Day Hiking Tips

    While you are out enjoying the warmer weather, check out the following tips from our Parks & Rec Department for a safer day hike!

    03/29/2017 9:00 AM

  • Vehicle Burglary Protection: Quick Tips

    Sandy Police responded to 994 vehicle burglaries in 2016. Please take the time to help prevent from becoming the victim of a vehicle burglary.

    03/24/2017 9:00 AM

  • Find Your Safe Place: Emergency Management

    Knowing the safe place in a disaster or emergency is a process that comes with practice. In the event of an incident, it is important to get the best information you can to make an informed decision, whether it is from television, radio, social media, or other means. Depending on the information, you may need to shelter-in-place or evacuate to a safer location.

    03/21/2017 1:29 PM

  • Poison Safety Facts

    As you begin spring cleaning and yard work, it’s important to keep your family safe from possible poison exposure and consumption. Poisonings are more common than most realize, causing over 35,000 deaths each year. Here are some simple tips to keep your family safe!

    02/23/2017 4:58 PM

  • Weeds 101

    With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, we begin to see the sprouts of weeds and other vegetation. As the City has an interest in protecting property values and providing a safe environment, we adopted a weed ordinance to control the growth of both weeds and tall grasses.

    02/17/2017 3:52 PM

  • Becoming an Involved Citizen

    One of the best things about Sandy is the number of citizens who have exceptional ideas about how to make our great city even better! If you are itching to be more involved with your community, there are a few ways to do it! Consider this your starter guide to “Becoming An Involved Citizen.”

    02/07/2017 3:58 PM

  • Pedestrian Safety

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrian deaths were up 3.1 percent in 2014 from the previous year; early data for 2015 also estimates a troubling increase from the same period in 2014.

    01/31/2017 2:26 PM

  • 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

    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