inundation is the best integration

I started this project with a fitting phrase from our engineering goddess program manager: “Inundation is the best integration.” It’s apt for this project in more ways than one. There is a lot of onboarding to be done–most of which is the fun part. Running around to pump stations that were planned out by Thomas […]

ice-cream because wastewater is cool

ice ice baby After the first week doing back-to-school shenanigans, I found myself… in the ice cream aisle… on the prowl. Anyone else? Just me? Because I’m all about #adulting, I believe that five pints of ice cream is a good sub for dinner three nights in a row. Easy, fast delicious. Prove me wrong. […]

navigating the water resources professional engineering exam

Yup, that’s my seal! I’ve informed all my instagram followers to now call me Miss Andi, PE. You can now call me Miss Andi PE. Unlike 4-year-old me, I will (probably) not cover every square inch of a drumset in stamps. Sorry about that, dad! #PE #stem #stamp #official A post shared by Andromeda DuMont […]

rigging up some fun

I’m working on a geology&geochemistry post and getting ready for some hydrogeology field work! In the meantime, I wanted to show you this video. ūüėÄ Imagine the middle aged white dude is me in about a week! #riglife By the way… the featured picture is a wellhead I took at a site in Texas. The […]

water women #bloodsisters

Today,¬†May 28, is menstrual hygiene day. I bet you weren’t expecting me to say that, huh? #bloodsisters In celebration of the day, let’s trend a hashtag and make some waves in the world.¬†Who are the water women? Well, that’s us. You and me. #waterwomen Y’all who know me know that I LOVE Water For People. […]

on rebuilding & gratefulness

On rebuilding & gratefulness. In Fifth Season-esque prose. A rare non-engineering post which I hope that at some point, if you need it,¬†you may¬†find some solace&companionship in this poetry. For lovers are always poets, not scientists, mathematicians, or engineers. Next time, back to regularly scheduled engineering posts. I won‚Äôt promise to speak the truth. Or […]

drinking recycled poopwater

You say EW, I say YUM Let’s talk about drinking poopwater! One of the biggest hurdles with implementing a recycled water system¬†isn’t the high-end technology or the stringent regulations… Judging by your face as you read the words “drinking poopwater”, you know exactly what the hurdle is. It’s the public reaction. The¬†super official term we […]

Real Pumps Have Curves

These are pumps. This is a pump. No, we’re not talking shoes (though those are great too). Pumps move water (or other liquids). They provide flow like this. Each curve is a different pump or impeller size. We’ve all been in the shower and said “there’s not enough pressure!”. So we’re all in agreement, that […]

All’s Well That Ends…Properly Cemented

How did it all go so wrong? It’s the day before.¬†We’re out in the Texan countryside, enjoying the 100+ heat index and watching roadrunners dance by the drill rig (such cute little guys!). I’ve expertly navigated the field truck around the mesquite thorn trees…well truthfully, we didn’t get a flat tire so I’d call that […]

on the surface (podcast & commentary)

Agriculture is one of the largest consumers of water in the world and in the US, about 70-80%. References¬†here and here. It’s no wonder that there’s been a lot of media surrounding the California drought and over-pumping of the groundwater. As you all might know, I LOVE podcasts. I love listening to them when I […]