Citizen Input and Feedback

* 1. Contact Information

* 2. How familiar are you with the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and Program?

* 3. How would you rank the communities attitude towards and awareness of current water quality regulations and environmental initiatives in comparison to 10 years ago?

  Low/ Poor Moderate/ Good High/ Great
Level of Awareness
General Attitude

* 4. Which of the following pollutant source(s) do you feel have a potential to impact water quality within our community?

  Low Potential Moderate Potential High Potential
Commercial and Industrial  Runoff
Construction Site Runoff
Landscaping - Pesticide, Herbicides, Fertilizer Applications, etc.
Animal and Pet Waste
General Trash and Debris
Yard Waste - Grass Clippings, Leaves, Branches, Weeds, etc.
Residential/Household Runoff - Detergents, Paint, Washwater, Grease, sand salt, etc.
Vehicles and Equipment - Oil, Grease, Antifreeze, etc.
General Erosion
Public Operations - sanding, salting, road maintenance, etc.
Agricultural Runoff

* 5. Which of the following Public Participation and Involvement Program(s) are you most interested in?

* 6. In your experiences, which medium is the best way(s) to effectively reach the general public in Owatonna?

  Not Effective Somewhat Effective Very Effective
Printed Material (brochures, pamphlets, guidance documents, etc..)
Owatonna Today Show Airings and Commercials
OPU Utility Bill Insert
City Spot Newsletter
Newspaper Articles
Booth (Fair, Trade Shows, Conferences)

* 7. Please rate the quality of the communities environment, natural systems, and overall image.

  Low Quality- Major improvement and remediation is necessary Moderate Quality - Minor improvement along with continuance of preservation High Quality - Preservation/ Conservation should be the focus
Owatonna's lakes, rivers, and streams
Owatonna's park and forest areas
Owatonna's industrial areas
Owatonna's commercial areas
Owatonna's green space 
Owatonna's green infrastructure
Owatonna's agricultural areas
Owatonna's downtown area

* 8. Which of the following activities do you typically do that could help water quality? (select all that apply)

* 9. Which MS4 Program Minimum Control Measures do you feel the City can improve upon, if any?

* 10. Specifically, what MS4 Program recommendations do you have for the City?