Work has started at last installed a water wheel at Batheaston Old Mill Hotel which will generate lots of green clean electricity. The water wheel will generate enough electricity for 25 homes. It was the first project which was considered by BWCE when it was formed (from Transition Bath) back in 2010 – many projects later, and it is finally coming to fruition.
The electrified wheel will replace the existing wheel currently doesn’t generate electricity as it was installed some years ago as an aesthetic enhancement to the Old Mill Hotel.
It is however not the first water wheel in Batheaston, the primary schools has one of its very own, albeit somewhat smaller!