Benton Harbor, Mich. The City of Benton Harbor has been challenged with numerous recent sewer backups. Now officials are pleading with residents not to pour grease down the drain.
They say the problem is gets worse as the weather turns colder, since issues become harder to fix. Oils should be disposed using the city's trash collection provider, reliable disposal.
Residents should also avoid allowing objects like towels and toys to go down the drain, as they can also create a blockage. Anyone with questions about how to dispose of grease can contact city hall.