The Water Cycle is a tricycle mounted 3 stage filtration process unit capable of delivering 30 gallons of potable water in 30 minutes. We are in the 3rd generation of vehicle now, having built the original to respond to the Flint Water Crisis of 2016 and the continual human rights concern of widespread water shut offs in our (and other) neighborhood(s) across the City of Detroit.
For more on the Water Cycle, check out this wonderful article by Tawanna Petty:
These Trikes are Not for Toddlers
Detroit Community High School, University of Michigan (Stamps School of Art and Design and Ross School of Business), Brightmoor Makers, Brightmoor Maker Space and the Sunbridge International Collaborative.
RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRIAL TRIKES
Battery operated electronic assist; Solar charged; Dual water purification with battery-powered pump; Connected to roof top rain barrel collection system.
Designed as a water emergency response vehicle to meet the water crisis in cities such as Detroit and Flint, Engaging young people to address local, national and international water emergency through STEAM applications.
Addresses Climate Change as both a social and environmental concern that awakens young people to their capacities to make a difference in the world.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ACTION
Creates a business model for the production and distribution of the water purification trikes and the Bright Mobile Community Transportation System