We are interested in understanding how the Iron County community feels about local water use and conservation efforts. Please plan on taking about 8 minutes to provide your input. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

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* 1. Please read the following list of some problems facing Iron County that other people have mentioned. For each one, please indicate how serious or not serious you consider the problem to be today.

  Very serious Somewhat serious Not too serious Not a problem Don't know
Climate change
Inadequate water supply for current use
Outdated irrigation systems/practices
Residential growth
Oversized lawns
Inadequate water supply for future use
Aquifer compaction and land subsidence (ground settling or sinking)
The state of Utah’s new Groundwater Management Plan designed to reduce water rights to protect the aquifer

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* 2. The Central Iron County Water Conservancy District (CICWCD) is the local agency that is responsible for the future of the region’s water supply. From what you know, would you say that in general the Water District is doing:

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* 3. How much do you trust the Water Conservancy District when it comes to finding a responsible solution to the water supply issues facing your area and for the future? Do you trust them:

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* 4. Do you feel that your water bill is:

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* 5. In what ways are you making an effort to conserve?

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* 6. Some of the Water District’s programs to help manage water use are listed below. Please indicate whether you have participated in any of the following:

  Yes No
Rebates for installing water-efficient upgrades like toilets and smart irrigation controllers
Free personal home water check for measuring levels of use 
Localscapes Community Education Class offered through Southern Utah University Community Education and taught by Utah State University Extension 

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* 7. If you have not used any of the Water District's conservation programs, please indicate why below (mark all that apply):

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* 8. Who is responsible for making sure you have water for daily use?

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* 9. To the best of your knowledge, please answer whether your neighborhood does, or does not, get water from each of the following possible sources. Answer yes or no to each option. 

  Yes No
Groundwater pumped from underground wells
Local creeks
Local springs
Virgin River
Recycled water that has been purified
Other water sources

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* 10. How long do you think Iron County’s current water supply will last? 

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* 11. Please indicate what types of water recreation to you and your family members participate in here in Iron County (mark all that apply)

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* 12. Try your best to match the following terms and definitions:

  Prevent the wasteful or harmful overuse Channel and pool water to fill an aquifer before water evaporates Recycle existing water
Conserve
Reuse
Recharge

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* 13. Indicate to what level you agree with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
Investment is needed now to ensure we have a reliable, safe water supply for the future
Iron County needs to take strong action now to address drought and water needs to accommodate population growth
I’ve already cut back on water use for my home as much as I can; there is not much more I can do to save water

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* 14. Which of the following statements comes closer to your point of view on the issue of water supplies for your area:

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* 15. Please indicate how important you think the following statements are to Iron County:

  Critical  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important Not At All Important
Ensuring there is plenty of water for farms and food production
Ensuring there is plenty of water in our streams and lakes for wildlife
Ensuring there is plenty of water in our streams and lakes for recreation
Limiting how much water we use to maintain our yards
Minimizing funds spent on water infrastructure (pipes, reservoirs, etc.)
Ensuring we have sufficient grass and greenery in our yards, parks and other landscaping
Ensuring we have large yards
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