Bid invitation opens for waterwheel construction

Published on November 28, 2022

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Now that design plans are complete, the City of Fort Worth has published an invitation to bid for constructing and installing two litter-removal waterwheels on the Trinity River.

The complete invitation to bid and call for contractors can be found on the City’s website under the bid reference number ENV 22-07: Waterwheel.

Applications and documentation must be submitted by 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

A pre-bid meeting was conducted Nov. 9 by the Code Compliance Department’s Environmental Quality Division, allowing potential contractors to gain insight into the requirements and specifications of the project. To access a recording of the meeting, contact Eric Mason, senior environmental specialist, at 817-392-5456.

Implementation of the waterwheels, also called aquatic floatable trash collectors, is a significant part of continuous effort to educate residents on litter controls and prevention and litter’s impact on water quality. The waterwheels will make collecting and removing trash and debris from the Trinity River more efficient and cost-effective.

Donate to make the vision a reality

There is still time to support the Trinity River Waterwheels Initiative. Visit the waterwheel website to view sponsorship levels. Donations can be made online or by check to Keep Fort Worth Beautiful or through 501(c)(3) partner Streams & Valleys. Take part in Fort Worth’s vision and become a waterwheel sponsor today.



Photo: A waterwheel in the Trinity River can remove up to 50,000 pounds of debris per day.



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