Recently, the City of Oak Ridge has had numerous reports of metal storm drain grates
disappearing from streets at various locations throughout the City. They are city-owned
property and are there for your protection. They are costly both in time/labor and in tax
payer dollars to replace.

City Staff is asking area residents and the general public for their assistance. If you see
any unusual activity on city streets including anyone removing lids or metal covers
from city-owned property, please call the Oak Ridge Police Department immediately at

Questions or comments can be directed to the City of Oak Ridge, Public Works
Department at 425-1875.