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West Houston Mystery Solved: It's a Water Tunnel!

So, turns out that all of that banging on Houston is related to the building of the city's 3rd water tunnel, a project that has been in progress for more than 35 years and is slated for completion in 2020. Don't worry, they're just passing through, and when they're done, your neighborhood will get a special reward ? a ballfield! Reports a reader,

Eventually the nabe will get another ballfield out of it, so what's a little nightly BANG! BANG! BANG! ... right?
There will also be clean water for our children, but that hardly seems worth mentioning amidst all the banging and promises of ballfields.
· City Water Tunnel No. 3: DEP Feature [nyc.gov]
· Sandhogs Start Tunneling Below Lower West Side [The Villager]
· What Are They Building on West Houston? [Curbed]