Taco Daze 2011-Happy “Dala” Days!

September 10, 2011-It’s all about tacos and dala horses with a 50’s spin and a nod to the old TV show, Happy Days. Every year the City of Scandia, MN celebrates the spirit of community with a wide variety of activities and the annual parade. Taco Daze evolved out of the passion of a committee working in 1975 to raise funds for a tennis court. Olson’s Sewer Service founder, Bill Olson, drove his 1940 B John Deere tractor decorated with dala horses and a twist on the company slogan “Keep Your Dala In The Pink”. The Olson’s crew handed out chocolate candy dala horses filled with mint flavored pink crème.

Cleaning GREEN! And Staying In the Pink…

At Olson’s we get all kinds of questions! Recently, a customer was wondering if vinegar would hurt her onsite sewage treatment system. Absolutely not! Vinegar is made from natural sources like juices from fruits, vegetables, and grains. Vinegar is a great cleaning product and it doesn’t stop with your windows. For a clean toilet bowl, pour in a couple of cups of white vinegar and leave it overnight. The next day, swish with a toilet brush and flush. Or, sprinkle baking soda into the bowl, add a little vinegar, brush and flush.

High Water Table Creates Challenges

This week Olson’s installed a new onsite sewage treatment system to replace a tired, exhausted system. This property has such a high water table that extra heavy duty septic tanks were installed to withstand the hydraulic load. Before the excavating began, the site was dewatered with pumping points put into the ground, pulling the water away from the excavation area, and moving the water out of the work area. There is always a solution when you work with experts!