Please complete the following survey about water issues in Berrien and Cass Counties. This survey is being conducted to measure any increase in awareness of how everyday activities contribute to water pollution in local streams, rivers, lakes and Lake Michigan. Please answer the questions below:

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* 1. Do you think the quality of water in lakes, rivers, and streams in the community where you live is:

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* 2. How much do you think the way you maintain your home (ex. lawn care, trash disposal, pet care) affects the quality of water in the lakes and streams in the community where you live? (choose one)

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* 3. Where do you think most stormwater (rainwater) goes after it enters a storm drain or roadside ditch in your community? (choose one)

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* 4. During the past year, which one of the following do you think contributed the most pollution to the lakes, rivers, and streams in the community where you live? (choose one)

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* 5. Which one of the following best describes the location where you live? (choose one)

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* 6. What is the name of the closest river/stream or lake to your home? 

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* 7. Is your primary residence in Michigan?

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* 8. In what county is your home located in Michigan?

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* 9. What city, village or township do you live in? 

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* 10. The best place to wash your car and not impact the local water is: (choose one)

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* 11. Do you have a septic system at your home? (choose one)

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* 12. If you selected yes to question 11, has your household had your septic system checked or serviced during the past five years? (choose one)

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* 13. Where does your household typically dispose of materials, such as old oil/fluids from your vehicle, batteries, fertilizers, pesticides, paints, and other household hazardous wastes? (choose one)

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* 14. What does your household (or your lawn service) typically do with your grass clippings and/ or fallen leaves? (choose all that apply)

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* 15. What are the benefits of rain gardens or green infrastructure? (choose all that apply)

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* 16. Is protecting the area rivers and lakes important to you?

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* 17. What is the most significant water related issue for you?

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* 18. What is the most significant water related issue for your community?

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!

Always reports spills, environmental emergencies, and illegal dumping by calling the 24/7 PEAS hotline at:
800-292-4706.       
             
For more information about water quality visit: www.letskeepitblue.org
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