Winter Weather Porta-Potty Advisory

January 26, 2011

Due to winter weather and the onset of frigid temperatures, DES has been adding a salt solution to our porta-potty water. Some of our portable restrooms may appear to have a white film after they have been serviced. This is due to the salt content in the water.

For customers that have inside holding tanks, please remember that the water is "non-potable," and is NOT for human consumption.

Thanks for your attention.


Avoid Portable Toilet Service Disruptions,
Call Ahead When Snow is Forecast

January 24, 2011

Mark Twain said, "Everyone talks about the weather, but no one seems to do anything about it."

With most of the United States currently under snow, we at DES are sincerely hoping conditions in Maryland and Washington, DC remain snow-free (a warm-up wouldn't hurt either) so that work on area job sites may continue unimpeded.

In the event of a snow storm, DES will do its best to continue service. However when the local climate looks more like the Arctic, our service can experience some limitations due to local road conditions and safety concerns.

With that in mind, we like to encourage our friends and customers to call ahead for service when snow appears imminent in the forecast. We'll do our best to accommodate your requests and minimize potential service disruptions.

Thanks for your consideration. Take care and stay safe!


Fuel Prices Rise

January 24, 2011

Remember when diesel was the cheaper alternative? Boy, those days are long gone!

The retail cost of diesel fuel in Maryland has risen to $3.53 per gallon reaching a 25-month high. The increased cost is over 53 cents per gallon higher than last year according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The retail cost of gasoline has also risen to $3.16 per gallon, up 39 cents from a year ago.

The U.S. Energy Information Agency short-term outlook indicates regular-grade gasoline prices will average $3.17 per gallon this year. The report also acknowledges uncertainty in the market and said there is a 25% chance that average gasoline prices could rise to $3.50 per gallon this summer.