In May, 2010, the City hired Hebert Research to conduct a telephone survey to gauge the stormwater knowledge of Maple Valley residences. An identical survey was conducted in the City of Centralia and the results were combined into a single report. We sincerely thank all of the citizens who agreed to participate in the survey.
The survey was conducted to comply with our NPDES Phase II Permit, specifically S5.C.1.b which states:
“Each Permittee shall measure the understanding and adoption of the targeted behaviors for at least one targeted audience in at least one subject area. The resulting measurements shall be used to direct education and outreach resources most effectively, as well as to evaluate changes in adoption of the targeted audience.”
The survey contains some very useful baseline information as to the level of understanding that City residents have regarding the relationship between stormwater runoff and the water quality of our streams and lakes.
The survey was funded by a generous grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.
Over the next year we will direct our education and outreach efforts to increase the public’s understanding of surface water and its importance to water quality within the City and the Puget Sound region. Don’t forget “Only Rain Down the Storm Drain”.
2010 Maple Valley & Centralia Stormwater Survey [PDF]
Eleven Jurisdiction Regional Survey Summary [PDF]