Photo: Getty Images tunnel boring machine file photo
Clackamas Water Environment Services needs help naming their tunnel boring machine.
It's tradition to name the machine before it starts digging a half-mile long, nine-foot-diameter pipeline to carry treated water from the Tri-City Water Resource Recovery Facility to the Willamette River. The project will take seven months to complete.
Here are some names of other tunnel boring machines:
- San Jose BART's TBM was named "Shai-Hulud" after the giant worms in the Dune sci-fi series.
- Seattle's Ship Canal Water Quality Project named their TBM "MudHoney" after a Seattle grunge music band.
- Glasgow's Resilience Project named their TBM "Cruella de Drill", a homage to the 101 Dalmatians movie.
You can enter your name for the tunnel boring machine on the Clackamas Water Environment Services website.