The Napa County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program is implemented by the cities of American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa and St. Helena, the Town of Yountville, and Napa County. The Program is designed to protect and improve the water quality of Napa County's creeks and river. Please join us by filling out this brief survey. The results will assist us in directing our resources in the most cost effective ways that will enable us to reach our goals.

If you have any questions, please call Jack Betourne, the Program’s Stormwater Specialist, at (707)253-4823, or e-mail at You can also visit our web site at to learn more about the Program and to find local contacts.

* 1. A variety of public agencies and service groups have emphasized the importance of keeping the water that goes into Napa County’s storm drain system and waterways clean and unpolluted. Do you recall reading, seeing or hearing messages similar to the following? (Check all that apply)

* 2. In Napa County, where does water that goes into the storm drain (or down a ditch) go? (Check all that apply.)

* 3. Please indicate if you engage in the following practices.

  Yes No Not applicable
Use water-based paints whenever possible, looking for products labeled "latex" or "cleans with water."
Clean brushes or rinse containers inside to avoid spilling into the gutter.
­Take unused paint and paint containers to an approved facility rather than putting them into the trash, gutter or a storm drain.
­Take toxic items such as unwanted pesticides, fertilizers and household cleaning supplies to a household hazardous waste collection site to be recycled.
­Limit use of pesticides and herbicides.­
Limit use of fertilizers.
­Use organic or green-friendly alternatives to traditional products.
­Recycle (or use yard waste bins to dispose of) leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste, instead of blowing, sweeping or hosing them into the street or gutter.
­Dispose of electronic waste, batteries, fluorescent lamps, thermostats and other recyclable items at Napa Recycling and Waste Service sites or events.
­Have your oil changed by a professional, or recycle used oil and oil filters at a certified collection center.
­Wash your vehicle at a commercial car wash, on your lawn, or areas that prevent oil, grease and toxic fluids from washing into the storm drain system.
­Bag pet waste when you walk your pet and dispose of it properly into the trash.
­Drive less by combining errands, using a bike, etc. to reduce driving.

* 4. Which of the following best describes your personal behaviors related to protecting water quality and the environment? The behaviors listed in question 3 are examples of "environmentally friendly" choices.

* 5. Excluding the internet, how would you prefer to receive information about environmental issues? (Please select only one answer.)

* 6. How would you prefer to receive information about environmental issues from the internet? (Check all that apply.)

* 7. Who do you feel is the best suited to lead efforts to improve and protect water quality in Napa County? (Check all that apply.)

* 8. For each of the following, please indicate how serious a threat each source of pollution is to waterways in Napa County?

  No Threat Minimal Threat Somewhat Threatening Serious Threat Very Serious Threat
Automobile oil and grease:
Chemical waste from industry:
Chemical waste from households:
Construction activities:
Herbicides and pesticides:
Illegal dumping:
Leaves/organic debris:
Mercury and heavy metals:
Runoff from streets/parking lots:
Pool /Hot Tub and over irrigation water:
Agricultural runoff:
Manure from livestock:

* 9. Which age group includes you?

* 10. What do you consider your ethnic background?

* 11. Which jurisdiction do you live in?

* 12. What was the highest formal education that you received?

* 13. Thank you for participating in this survey. If you would like additional information about Napa County's Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program visit

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