Drawings of the floating water wheel in the Lower Lea have been posted on the technology page. If you would like to create your own wheel, these can be downloaded and sent for laser cutting.
3.30 - 5pm Saturday 13th May 2017
at National Mills Weekend
Loraine Leeson and the Geezers' latest phase of the project is a floating water wheel, which is being placed in the River Lee close to an historic tidal mill. The outflow from the mill pool will turn the wheel, which will then drive an aerator to oxygenate the water and counteract the effects of pollution on the river’s fish and wildlife.
The process has been supported by the Lea Valley team of the Hydrocitizenship research initiative. Engineer Toby Borland has designed and implemented the new wheel, while Thames21's Love the Lea project have provided advice, facilities and further support. The wheel's low-cost open source design will soon be viewable on this web site so that others can take up the idea.
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