Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Wake me up when September ends.. (30/09)

As we come to the end of our first month since switching the screw on its perhaps a time to reflect a little on the progress we are making.

Whilst the month hasn't been as productive from a business sense as future months will be ( for example lack of rain fall until yesterday, several days non productivity due to essential maintenance on the screw, two days lost clearing debris after our mini typhoon and teh fact we didn't switch on until 4 September), it has been a remarkable month for New Mills and Torrs Hydro as a whole.

The amazing sense of ownership of the screw that I get from everyone I speak to in and around the Torrs Riverside Park is fantastic.

Sorting out daily maintenance checks on the screw, volunteers helping clear debris out of the river following our first major storm, building relationships with the Environment agency, discussing with the HSE and local planning how best we mitigate any safety risks that exist, resurfacing the road around the bridge, making progress on remote monitoring of the screw are just a few of the many things we have done or are in the process of completing.

And even better still we are producing renewable energy for the Coop in New Mills 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Well done New Mills and many thanks to all who have made this happen !

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