A whole lotta hole

Last weekend we went all the way out by the airport to see the the start point for the new Central Interceptor wastewater tunnel. They’ve spent a couple of years digging this hole and lowering the tunnel boring machine into place. Digging along at a few feet per hour, the tunnel will eventually stretch right across the city and bring dirty water back to the treatment plant.

Up top, it looked like any construction site. And you couldn’t really see much at the bottom of the shaft. So, probably the best view was watching the 15-minute video.

That’s how big the tunnel will be. Thanks for the picture, helpful Watercare employee!

Having a big open house like this was a cool PR thing to do, and we learned a little bit about sewer systems and boring stuff (hah, that’s a joke that nobody ever thought of before). (or did they?)

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