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* 1. Please rate the following concerns when you first hear: “We are in a drought.”

  1 - Not concerned 2 - Moderately concerned 3 - Very concerned
Will I be able to keep my yard watered and looking ok?
Will I be able to schedule my sprinkler system to follow water restrictions?
How hot is it going to be?
Will the parks and landscaping around the City start to look brown?
Will I be able to wash my car?
Is the tap water going to taste ok?
Can I water my vegetable garden?

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* 2. During severe droughts, communities often reduce or eliminate the use of water for certain purposes. Please order the importance of the following uses with the most important to maintain during a severe drought given a score of 1 and the least important use given a score of 10.

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* 3. Please rate how the following would best motivate you to reduce your water use?

  High motivator Moderate motivator Not motivating
Entertaining advertisements posted in public areas to remind you to save water
Temporary increase in the Monthly Outdoor Allowance (Tier 2) cost per thousand gallons on the water bill
Mandatory water restrictions where there is a fee for infractions
Educational resources on how to save water
Educational resources on water-wise landscaping
Rebates for purchasing and installing water-efficient toilets
Rebates for renovating your yard to be more water-efficient
Consultations to help save water at home or in the yard

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* 4. How can Thornton best communicate with you about drought and address your questions and concerns?

  Great method Ok method Not a good method
Social media (Nextdoor, Facebook, twitter)
Thornton's Website
Thornton Mobile App
Informational flyer included with my water bill
Door hangers
Road signs
Public meetings I can attend
Webinar I can participate in
Drought hotline – where you can call a City staff member to address your questions
E-mail
Text message
Online forum

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* 5. The picture below shows a water-wise landscape that consists of plants that do not  use a lot of water.  Please rate the use of water-wise landscaping for the following:

  Highly favorable - Want to see more in community Moderately favorable - Would like a little more in community Not favorable - Prefer green grass
Commercial retail centers and office parks
City parks
HOA common areas
Residential yards
Traffic medians

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Water-wise Landscape

Water-wise Landscape

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* 6. Would you like to continue be a part of this discussion?  If so, how would you like to participate?

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