Last year during routine inspections we identified cracks in the cast iron of the of the waterwheel. We will not be able to run the pumping station until these cracks have been repaired. Before repairs begin we need to complete a thorough inspection of the machinery. We will then work with professional millwrights to plan and complete repairs.

We have started a fundraising campaign to help us complete the inspection and repairs.

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The cracks are on the rim castings of the main waterwheel itself. The cracks are on rims 5 and 6:
Crack in rim 6

Both cracks are in the same place on the casting, in the webbing between spokes:
Crack in rim 6

The crack on rim 6 is the larger of the two cracks identified so far Crack in rim 6