The Technology Behind Baltimore's Water Wheel - 4/14/15 | WYPR

The Technology Behind Baltimore's Water Wheel - 4/14/15

Apr 14, 2015

Credit http://aqua.org/blog

Inspired by the water mills of Baltimore’s industrial past, the Water Wheel harnesses the power of the Jones Falls River to turn the wheel and lift trash and debris in to a dumpster barge.

Solar powers add a more modern mechanism to the machine, providing additional power when the water current can’t get the job done. Once the dumpster is full, it’s towed away by a boat and replaced with a new one.