Congleton Hydro

We had a good conducted tour of the Congleton Hydro Project this evening.

We started in the rain but it didn’t last long.

The initiator of the project gave us details of the project, the many hurdles it overcame and how it works, and we got to see the site and the works.

It provides power to the local Siemens factory 1Km away.

It is a credit to the town that the volunteer team’s perseverance has paid off.

We also saw one of our NWR group member’s great works in re-planting the building site and in clearing Himalayan balsam.

The river level is too low at the moment for the Archimedes screw to be in operation – we’ll have to go back again!