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Public Opinion Surveys

2015 SLCo Watershed Public Opinion Survey Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration Program regularly seeks information from the public through periodic telephone surveys. These surveys focus on attitudes and attitudes and practices related to watersheds, land use, water quality, public policy, and outdoor recreation.

We intend to continue periodic surveys to gauge how and whether residents’ attitudes and knowledge about watersheds and water quality change over time. This type of information highlights concerns that can help Salt Lake County and its partners focus on the water quality issues that matter the most to residents’ quality of life.

Most recently, the 2015 survey findings revealed a public that is heavily engaged with the outdoors and places a high priority on clean water. In a variety of ways in the survey, respondents indicated support for more action by the County to promote watershed health, and a willingness in the public to pay more for water protection.