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Elon Musk has a plan for more tunnels, this time for sewer systems

I can dig it.

boring company elon musk in tunnel with hard hat on
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In a different type of muckraking news, Elon Musk has stated his intention to get into the sewer business.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone really, he’s previously said that he wants to revolutionize all types of tunneling, so the uber-necessary tunnels for services such as water, sewage and electrical isn’t much of a stretch.

When did this happen?

During the National League of Cities’ City Summit on Thursday, the billionaire was on stage speaking to LA Mayor Eric Garcetti about future projects. That’s where he showed that he has a practical side too, mentioning that The Boring Company will also take on other infrastructure jogs.

The Boring Co. is also going to do tunneling for, like, water transport, sewage, electrical, he told the audience. We’re not going to turn our noses up at sewage tunnels. We’re happy to do that too.

There were reportedly 3,800 city officials and mayors in the audience watching the duo on the stage.

We’re looking to revolutionary implementations of advanced tunneling and I think we can really transform the transportation network of America, but key to that is the support cities, Musk reportedly said.

Elon Musk and his tunnels

His Boring Company has been in the news a lot lately, with their first test tunnel in Hawthorne, California slated to have its first passengers this weekend. The full loop under Los Angeles is supposed to be ready in as few as four years from now.

Other projects include a proposed loop between Dodger Stadium in LA and a transit hub and another loop between Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and the center of the city. Musk has also mentioned that the company might get into the brick business, turning the excavated materials from the tunnels into high-strength building materials. Leave no stone left unturned, eh?

What do you think of the news? Is Musk biting off more than he can chew? Let us know in the comments below.

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