Green Energy Production and Recycling at the Mill
As the discussion about Green Energy production has hotted up along with the Global Warming it is trying to prevent, it should be noted that the Mill has never been connected to the National Electricity Grid. Home energy production has been a basic necessity. However one of the attractions of the site at the time of purchase was its isolation and it not being connected to main power, water or waste disposal. We could start from scratch and implement the principles of respect for the environment, choosing to spend time and money on being connected to the grid systems if we wanted or going it alone.
Water has never been a problem, for several springs emerge near to the Mill, which upon testing have proved to be of excellent mineral water quality.
Similarly waste water has also been easily dealt with. Septic tanks are nothing new, so although the water is not recycled in an immediate way for human use, at least it is seen as being within the water cycle for the area, water returning to the ground a few metres down the valley from any building.
Home energy production has been a priority, making use of the existing facilities as far as possible, expanding and upgrading the hydroelectric system over the 35 years the Charity has been located on this site.