Stormwater Pollution Awareness 2013/14 (
Did you know that stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution in the United States? The goal of Maricopa County's Stormwater Quality Program is to address urban runoff to reduce and potentially eliminate the amount of pollutants entering our main waterbodies. A Stormwater Management Program that incorporates Best Management Practices associated with six (6) Minimum Control Measures has been implemented in order to fulfill state permitting requirements: Public Education and Outreach, Public Participation and Involvement, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Construction Site Runoff Control Post-Construction Runoff Control, and Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations.

Survey Instructions:  
Please answer the following questions to assist us in determining the focus of our stormwater education and training efforts.

1  Do you feel that your everyday actions affect water quality in Maricopa County:

Not at all

2  How significant a source of water pollution is runoff from streets or parking lots?

Very significant
Not significant

3  If you apply fertilizer to your lawn, do you:

Sweep up spills
Apply it haphazardly
I don't fertilize my lawn
I don't have a lawn

4  If you mow your lawn, what do you do with the grass clippings?

I don't have a lawn
Bag and throw away with other household garbage
Leave them on the lawn

5  If you have a car, where do you wash it?

I don't have a car
At home on the lawn
At home in the driveway or street
At a commercial car wash

6  What do you do with leftover household chemicals (cleaners, paint thinner, pesticides, etc)?

Pour into a sink toilet or other drain
Take to a household hazardous waste center/event
Dilute with water and pour onto ground
Dispose of with other household trash

7  If you have a dog, how often do you pick up its waste?

I don't have a dog

8  If you change your car's oil yourself, how do you dispose of the used oil?

I don't change the oil myself
Transfer to a container, seal, and dispose of with household trash
Pour it on grass, dirt, or gravel
Take it to a recycling facility
Pour it into a sink, toilet, or other drain

9  In Maricopa County, where does the water that enters the storm drain go?

To a treatment facility
Untreated, to a local wash, river, lake, or retention basin
It gets collected, treated, and re-used for irrigation
I don't know

10  Within the past year, do you recall reading, seeing, or hearing messages about stormwater pollution?


11  If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, have you changed your behavior because of the message?


12  Have you taken a stormwater survey in the past?


13  I currently reside in:


14  What is the zip code of your residence?

15  Do you have any comments or suggestions for the Stormwater Quality Program?

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