Pros: occasional free lunches, friendly environment
Cons: working with sewage can get messy, sometimes i have to find things to do when not taking sewage samples
When I got hired at DC Water I was suppose to take wastewater samples and test certain parameters. A chemical was pumped into the sewers and I monitored the sewage composition as time progressed. I learned about the sewers of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. I also learned that DC Water treats sewage from Maryland and Virginia as well as DC. My co-workers were friendly and helpful and the managers were always there for guidance. The hardest part of the job was managing the wastewater samples. The most enjoyable part of the job was the time I spent with my co-workers, working on an assignment.