Calling all LA County 1st - 12th grade students!

The Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts invite Los Angeles County students in grades 1 through 12 to help us name the Clearwater Project tunnel boring machine (TBM) before it starts its quiet journey to build a new tunnel that will protect our local waterways. We also need your help to decorate the TBM with your artwork. To participate in our TBM naming and art contests, please see details below. Winners will receive recognition and cool prizes.

What is a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM)?


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1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive gift cards of $300, $200, and $100, respectively, and recognition at an awards ceremony this December. The winning art and name will be displayed on the TBM! Winners will also be featured on our website and in a press release.


All contest entrants will be anonymized (given a number). A selection panel from the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts will select the winners, who will be announced in November.


If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Michelle Vieville at (562) 908-4288, extension 2300, or by email (