April 29, 2023 – Flooding Preparation Info, Upcoming Events & Kimball Junction EIS Update

Hey everyone! Welcome back to another week of news here on Summit in 6. We kick things off with some important information regarding sandbags around the county. . Then, we talk about a couple of exciting upcoming events and wrap things up with an update on the Kimball Junction Environmental Impact Statement process. 


Sandbags are a great way to help prevent or reduce flooding on your property. We know there continues to be questions surrounding sandbag availability, so we wanted to take a second to cover everything sand and bags. All of this info is all listed on our website at summitcounty.org/flooding. So on that website, you can find sandbag locations for each municipality and unincorporated areas within the county

While we are on the topic of sandbags: Public Works Departments and volunteers around the county are doing their best to prefill bags for those in need of them. Pre-filled bags are not guaranteed. Be prepared to fill your own. Also, shovels are not always available. So please arrive prepared with your own shovel. 

If you are physically able, please fill your own sandbags even if pre-filled ones are available. Pre-filled bags should be reserved for those who are unable to fill their own.Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Once again, visit summitcounty.org/flooding to access other important flooding information and resources

Household Hazardous Waste Day 

Join Recycle Utah TOMORROW, Saturday, 4/29, for Household Hazardous Waste Day from 9am to 1pm at Canyons Cabriolet Parking Lot! Hazardous Waste includes items like paints, solvents, chemicals, fertilizers, oil, herbicides and more. 

Can’t make it this weekend? Don’t worry! Our friends at Recycle Utah accept small amounts of these specific materials from residents everyday! 

To protect our water and local environment, it’s very important that these items are properly disposed of. Do not pour hazardous items down the drain or into the toilet, and remember if you don’t want to drink it.. don’t dump it!

Speaker Series 

The Climate Change and Public Health Speaker Series kicks off next month on May 9, 2023 at the Blair Education Center at the park city hospital. The three-part series hosted by the Summit County Health Department and the Woodwell Climate Research Center is designed to elevate public health as a critical consideration of climate change action in our community.

This first session of the speaker series is a conversation focused on climate change and how it is impacting environmental health in Summit County and beyond. At the May event, attendees will listen to national and local perspectives from climate change research experts
and establish connections between local risks to the natural environment and their influence on public health outcomes. For more info, speaker bios, and to register to attend, visit: summitcountyhealth.org/speakerseries

Kimball Junction EIS  

The latest comment period for the Kimball Junction Environmental Impact statement opens TODAY (April 28) and is open through May 28. To remind our listeners, UDOT is conducting an environmental impact statement (or EIS) in the I-80 and SR-224 area and they want your input. The purpose of this EIS is to address transportation-related mobility for all users of the Kimball Junction area.

Comments may be submitted through the project website, email, voicemail/text, or by sending a letter to the study team postmarked by May 28. For more information, please visit kimballjunctioneis.udot.utah.gov.