Seattle’s deep musical roots are coming to the floor within the quest to identify the tunnel boring machine that can be used within the metropolis’s Ship Canal Water High quality Venture.
After receiving greater than 1,200 submissions for names from the neighborhood, Seattle Public Utilities and King County have narrowed the sphere to 5 finalists. Voting by the general public opened this week and can run by the tip of March.
The potential names to be tied to Seattle’s newest feat of engineering embody Mudhoney, a nod to the legendary Seattle band that was a key a part of the town’s grunge scene, and Sir Digs-A-Lot, in appreciation of iconic rapper Sir Combine-a-Lot. “We like massive drills and we can’t lie,” it reads within the description subsequent to the identify.
Others within the operating are Daphne, Molly the Mole and Boris the Plunger.
“There are such a lot of inventive geniuses amongst you, with great puns and considerate names, that it was tough to slender the alternatives right down to only a handful,” SPU stated.
Seattle Public Utilities and the King County Wastewater Remedy Division will begin this summer time on a 2.7-mile lengthy, 18-foot, 10-inch-diameter storage tunnel, operating beneath a number of neighborhoods, as a part of the Ship Canal Water High quality Venture. The final word purpose, by 2025, is to maintain greater than 75 million gallons of sewage and polluted stormwater, on common every year, from coming into the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Salmon Bay and Lake Union.
SPU says it can announce the identify winner in April.