Monday, June 30, 2014

Trash-Collecting Big Wheel

Baltimore's water wheel keeps on turning, pulling in tons of trash
Julia Botero, NPR, June 23, 2014

John Kellett, who works at the Baltimore Maritime Museum, has developed an innovative way to collect the solid waste that flows from the Jones Falls river into the Inner Harbor after rainstorms: a water wheel.

"It looks sort of like a cross between a spaceship and a covered wagon and an old mill," says Kellett.

The water wheel has been installed in the harbor since May, during which time it has removed 40 tons of trash.

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