Entries by Matt K

Water and the Light Bulb

Based on a study by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University…..the gallons of water required to burn one 60-W incandescent light bulb for a 12 hour period is between 3,000 and 6,000 gallons. If each housing unit in the United States burned one 60-W bulb for 12 hours on every day of the year, the […]

Measuring Success, not always easy.

Life has cycles, ups and downs, peaks and valleys. Recently it seems that we at the Watershed Committee have been riding a rollercoaster. As you may be aware, we are in a capital fundraising effort for the Watershed Center. At times it seems that the momentum of this effort is sort of stuck on a […]

What is Valley Water Mill?

So, just what is Valley Water Mill? The Valley Water Mill area has had a long history of industry in the middle and late nineteenth century when it was used as a grist mill and pond, and then as a water supply for the City of Springfield in the early and middle twentieth century. Prior […]