Thanksgiving waste doesn't go down the drain, Edmond city officials warn
Edmond officials are asking people not to put extra oils, fats and grease down the drain because that could cause problems like sewage backups and overflows into homes.
City officials have created an educational program to show homeowners how to dispose of cooking waste.
The program is called FOG, which stands for fats, oils and grease. City officials want people to put the cooking waste in a tin can, freeze it and then throw it in the trash.
Residents can obtain a special lid and information by calling 216-7770.
The source of clogged sewer lines can be detected in commercial areas.
Edmond businesses can face penalties for stopping up a sewer line. The owner can face a $250 fine, a higher water bill or be forced to pay for repairs caused from the sewer backup and overflow.