Jiffy Lubes owner admits putting oil down the drain By Steven Kreytak A company that owns 31 Jiffy Lube automotive shops in the Austin area pleaded guilty in a Travis County courtroom today to violations of the Texas Water Code and was ordered to pay a $300,000 fine. ... Employees at the Heartland-owned Jiffy Lube at 8509 Burnet Road illegally discharged oil and wastewater into the city’s sewer system “with the knowledge of regional and district managers,” according to the release. ... Heartland Automotive Services, Inc. is the country’s largest Jiffy Lube franchisee with about 400 of the oil-change shops in 15 major metropolitan areas, according to the corporation’s Web site. --- The rest of the article can be found here. I'm having a hard time believing that even the worst JL franchise would even consider doing something like this.