The Public Service Division services the city's storm drain system.
This includes the drain pipes, grates and surrounding ditches that
feed the drain. The Public Service Division routinely inspects and
cleans all storm drains within the city. In addition, the Public Service
Division constructs culverts under the supervision of Engineering's
Storm Water Section.
When heavy rains cause flooding, and storm drains clog from debris,
the Public Service Division responds with an emergency crew to assist
in clearing the debris and reopen the drain.
To report a clogged ditch or drain call 865-215-6000.
It's the responsibility of the property owner with creeks running
through private property to clean the overgrowth.