Another poo pit- but not in use yet

posted Oct 30, 2014, 9:03 AM by Amy S
Folks, sometimes I am amazed at the scale of the infrastructure we design.  On paper, it's about 3 inches across.  In person, it dwarfs a F-350. This is the inside of a wet well.  It's fiberglass.  It will actually be placed into the hole on top of the foundation in the next picture.  Then it will be connected to all sorts of piping and unpleasant things.  

 wet well engineering

And this is a 20 ft deep hole.  The foundation down there is about 12ft by 12ft.  I did climb down there to check it, and it was lovely.  They did a great job of getting everything spaced, tied, bent and anchored.  
lift station and wet well engineering
This final picture was taken from the bottom of the hole, just to get a sense of scale.  That's Rigo, the foreman.  Again, they did a great job.  He didn't pull the ladder either and leave me trapped down there!  You can see that even the shoring is big on this project.  

engineering a hole
The point is that getting out into the field is invaluable.  Seeing and touching (but not smelling) something clears perceptions and makes better Engineers.

See you outside!