Pennsylvanians and their Water

 
Water is worth it! From the water we drink, to the crops we irrigate, to the lakes we swim in - Pennsylvania's water supply is vital and worth protecting. Here's a chance to be heard on water issues. Please share your opinions in this 5-minute survey.
(You must be 18 years or older to take this survey).
1. From the list below, select the 3 most important issues facing Pennsylvania’s waters where significant research, education, or funding should be directed? (Only choose 3).
2. In your opinion, how has the quality of rivers, streams and groundwater in your area changed in your lifetime?
3. Your home tap water source is a:
4. Your home tap water is drawn from:
5. Do you use a home water softener or other treatment equipment?
6. In your opinion, your home tap water quality is:
7. How often have you personally paid to have your drinking water tested in the past 5 years?
8. How much of your home drinking water comes from bottled water?
9. How effective do you think incentives (such as cost sharing, tax breaks, or payments for conservation) are for protecting and improving Pennsylvania's water resources?
10. How effective do you think regulations and enforcement (such as Clean Water Act, Clean Streams Law, zoning) are for protecting and improving Pennsylvania's water resources?
11. How effective do you think educational programs (such as information from schools & universities, watershed groups, Cooperative Extension, government and non-governmental sources) are for protecting and improving Pennsylvania's water resources?
12. How effective do you think individual or voluntary efforts (such as water conservation, less fertilizer use, eco-friendly living) are for protecting and improving Pennsylvania's water resources?
13. With funds ($) available for water resources in Pennsylvania, how should the funds be balanced?
IMPROVING polluted & impaired waters
versus
PROTECTING healthy & good quality waters.
14. With funds ($) available for water resources in Pennsylvania, how should the funds be distributed?
TARGETED distribution addressing the most important or severe problems regardless of location
versus
EQUAL distribution providing the same funding to towns & counties across the state.
15. How would you rate the current water quality of Lake Erie?
16. How would you rate the current water quality of the Chesapeake Bay?
17. What year were you born?
18. What is your zip code?
19. You are
20. Choose the highest level of education you have completed
21. Please describe your occupation.
22. Please share any other comments regarding water in Pennsylvania, as we work to develop resources for water related research, management and education in Pennsylvania.
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