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Teen opens mobile shower for grimy oil workers

ALEXANDER, North Dakota -- Eighteen-year-old Evan Jensen could smell opportunity in the air in North Dakota' s booming oil patch - in the form of his own B.O.

The South Dakota teen drove north to find work after graduating from high school and discovered that finding a place to shower in an area with a severe housing shortage is both tough and expensive.

So he converted a 53-foot semitrailer into a five-stall shower facility that has become a successful business venture.

Oil workers and others needing a wash pay $10 per shower.

The trailer also includes office and laundry facilities. A 6,000-gallon tanker provides fresh water and collects the greywater.

Jensen covered the $15,000 startup cost with money he earned trapping muskrats. He recently listed his business for sale on Craigslist at $95,000.

Associated Press

09/10/2012

 

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