The Clearwater Project was approved after a multi-year evaluation of the main sewer system serving nearly half of Los Angeles County. A new 7-mile tunnel, a key component of the project, is being constructed to protect local waterways by addressing aging infrastructure.

TOUR OF OUR TUNNELING MACHINE

Take an up-close look at how Rachel, our tunnel boring machine (TBM), works. In this short video, we explain how the parts of the TBM work.

TOUR OF OUR TUNNELING MACHINE



CLEARWATER PROJECT VIDEO

A new 5-minute video that provides an overview of the Clearwater Project including what the project is, why it is needed, and how it will be constructed.

Clearwater Project Video



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LATEST NEWS

October 27, 2022
Construction Update to Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Construction Update to Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council On October 17, council members and residents learned about the progress made in building the new tunnel, with over 1 mile completed to date. We also shared the construction-related activities that will be occurring at Royal Palms Beach in early 2023. Potholing will be done around our property at the beach to more accurately determine the footprint of the underground structure that connects the existing tunnels to the ocean outfalls. This is the initial work for the construction at Royal Palms Beach. To request a presentation, visit our webpage.

October 26, 2022
Construction Update to South Bay Sunrise Rotary Club
Construction Update to South Bay Sunrise Rotary Club On October 12, we provided a Clearwater Project construction update (focusing on the work completed over the last two years) to the Rotary Club. We also briefed members on the Pure Water Southern California Program (Pure Water), which is currently in the environmental planning phase. If approved, Pure Water could become the largest water purification facility in the nation, producing enough water for 1.5 million people. To learn more about Pure Water Southern California, click here.

October 25, 2022
Construction Update to Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Construction Update to Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council On October 10, council members and residents heard about our progress in building the first mile of the 7-mile Clearwater tunnel. The tunnel boring machine is currently underneath Harbor Regional Park and is expected to reach Gaffey Street and Capitol Drive next summer. To request a presentation, visit our webpage.

September 28, 2022
Construction Update to Public
Construction Update to Public On September 28, community members saw new video footage of the tunnel construction and what has been built to date. We also shared details about tunneling, ground monitoring and other aspects of the project.