Where Does Your Water Go?

AP Environmental Science Visits the Wastewater Treatment Plant

We forget about it at the moment it swirls down the drain, as if it were sucked into a dark hole of endless space: once out of sight, it is out of mind. This is how many of us, myself included, think when we take showers or brush our teeth, but is this really how we should think about the water that we use? Shouldn’t we know where our water leads and what happens there? In this article, we will unravel the path across your pipes and the where it goes. Once experiencing the result of your water’s travel, you will believe that every flush counts.

Even though it is a small town, Easthampton produces massive amounts of waste, purifying anywhere from about 1.5 million to 8 million gallons of water in a day. The process of cleaning this dirty water expends many resources itself and it begins with you, when you use water.

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Green Cup Challenge Update

Green Cup Challenge Week 3 Results

Before we make the announcement all of you are waiting for, you should first check out an amazing video made for the Green Cup Challenge by Alex Kozikowski ’14. You can view all of the videos and cast your vote here.

These past two weeks have yielded excellent results for most dorms on campus. The Mid-Winter Break helped dorms because most dorms on campus were empty for several days. With only one week to go, the pressure is mounting to see who saved the most energy.

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