What To Do With All Those Sandbags After The Flood?Posted: Updated:
When the water levels were at an all time high this summer, a wall of sandbags was the only thing keeping the water out at Robert Adams' cottage on Chaumont Bay. But now the water levels have dropped at least 2 feet.
"As far as I'm concerned, we're finished with the sandbags and we pondered, what do you do with all these sandbags," he said.
That's the same question the people at Crescent Yacht Club have. Hundreds of sandbags protected the building. Last week, they were removed and now just sit on pallets on pavement near the club.
So what are people supposed to do with all their sandbags? Town of Lyme Supervisor Scott Aubertine says it's up to the property owners.
"They can dump them out and make sand piles for the kids or they can use them to mix cement. We really don't care. We are asking them to at least take the empty sandbags to the transfer site and our guys there will take care of them," he said.
That goes for all of Jefferson County. As for Adams, he's thinking of ways to repurpose his sandbags.
"We're tending to have a seawall built out a ways from the cottage to protect it in the future, and all the soil that was washed away perhaps can be filled with all of the sandbags," he said.
Left with a problem, easier to deal with than the one that started it all.