Christa DeVries

Christa DeVries

Department: Wastewater

Position: Project Engineer

Location: Sioux Falls, SD


What’s the best way to start your day?
A long walk or jog with my dog, followed by coffee.
What do you take for granted?
Running water and electricity.
What bit of trivia do you know that is very interesting but also very useless?
I recently found out that Thomas Edison was the inventor of a talking doll toy around 1890. The dolls could play a 20 second message off a small phonograph via the use of a crank. The sale of the dolls was actually a notable failure because the quality of the sound was poor, the dolls were expensive, and the dolls broke very easily.
What food do you crave most often?
It’s a tie between pizza and ice cream.
What irrational fear do you have?
Probably spiders or insects. I hate those creepy crawly things, yuck!