WHAT IS THE WATER WHEEL?

 

 

 

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When placed at the end of a stream or a storm drain outfall, Water Wheels can keep hundreds of tons of trash out of urban waterways using only renewable power.

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The Inner Harbor Water Wheel is a simple solution to what many thought was an unsolvable problem – trash in urban waterways. In May 2014 Waterfront Partnership installed the first Water Wheel trash interceptor at the end of the Jones Falls in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Since then it has collected 204 tons of trash and debris using only hydro and solar power. It’s become famous around the world and even has it’s own Twitter account where it tweets as “Mr. Trash Wheel”.
Now Waterfront partnership is raising money to build a second Water Wheel at the end of Harris Creek, an entirely piped stream that flows beneath Baltimore’s Canton neighborhood and empties into the Baltimore Harbor. Every year tons of trash come pouring out of Harris Creek. A new Water Wheel will capture that trash and keep it out of the Harbor, Chesapeake Bay, and Atlantic Ocean.


To build a second Water Wheel we need to raise $550,000 and we need your help.

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FUTURE SITE OF THE CANTON WATER WHEEL

WATER WHEEL VIDEOS

CHECK OUT THE INNER HARBOR WATER WHEEL IN ACTION

6 Hours of Trash Collection in 3 Minutes



Water Wheel Operating in a Rain Storm

SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

GREGG, TRACY & TRÓGER KORONDI
PETER WAXTER
KAYANNA DEWEY CHARITABLE TRUST

 

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