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1.

Does the place where you live currently have any form of rainwater harvesting such
as a water butt or a storage tank that specifically collects rainwater?
Yes (please go to question 2)
No (please go to question 5)
2. If yes, what do you have? (Please select one answer only)
One or a few water butts or small tank (max total capacity 1,000 litres)
Several water butts or tanks (capacity between 1,000 and 10,000 litres)
Large tank or tanks (capacity in excess of 10,000 litres)
Don't know
Other (please specify)

3. Why do you have a rainwater harvesting system? (please select all that apply)
No other water supply
To save money on water
Good for the environment
I prefer to use rainwater for my garden
It was already here when I moved in
Other (please specify)

4. What do you use the water for? (please select all that apply)
Watering the garden
Washing the car
Flushing toilets
Washing clothes
Other (please specify)

5. If No - why not? (please select all that apply)


I live in a house or flat with no outside space to install a water butt or tank
I live in a property belonging to someone else who won't install one
No suitable downpipes on my property
I don't know how to install one
Too expensive to install
Don't believe that I will save any money
I don't believe that the products are reliable enough
The water quality isn't good enough
I don't believe that there are any benefits to the environment
Other (please specify)

Thank you for completing this survey. It will only be used for the purposes of research for an
Open University course. Your details are completely confidential and will not be used for any
other purpose.
Rainwater Harvesting Survey

First Name: *

Last Name: *

Permit No. as it appears on the envelope: *


(This will aid us in matching your survey resopnse to the permit in our database)

1. What prompted you to request a permit for a rooftop precipitation collection system for your
residence? (mark all that apply):

Wells in my area are not reliable, or new wells sometimes do not encounter water.

Wells in my area have water quality issues.

I believe a rooftop system will be less expensive than drilling and operating a new well.

I believe a rooftop system will reduce my reliance on my existing well.

I currently must haul water to my location.

Other

If other please elaborate

2. Will your rooftop system be your only source of water at your residence?:

Yes

No

If NO: What other source will supply water to your residence? (mark all that apply):

Well

Hauled water

Other

If other please elaborate

3. For what uses do you intend to use the water collected in your rooftop system? (mark all that
apply):

Drinking and sanitary uses

Fire protection

Livestock watering

Irrigation of gardens and/or lawns

Other
If other please elaborate

4. What uses of water are authorized in the well permit for your residence? :

Limited to in-house only (drinking and sanitary uses inside the home)

Limited to ordinary household purposes, fire protection, livestock watering, and irrigation of up to
one acre

I don't know

Other

If other please elaborate

5. Do you intend to treat the water you collect in your rooftop system prior to use?:

Yes

No

If YES: What type of treatment do you intend to use (mark all that apply):

Filtration

Chemical treatment

Ultraviolet (UV) treatment

Other

If other please elaborate

6. Has your rooftop system been installed?:

Yes

No
If you answered YES, please answer the following questions a. through f.

a. Who designed the rooftop system?:

The manufacturer of the rooftop system materials

An engineering/design consultant

I designed the rooftop system myself

b. How much did the following aspects of the rooftop system cost?

Design: $

Materials: $

Installation: $

Total: $

c. How satisfied are you with your rooftop system at this time?:
Very satisfied

Satisfied

Somewhat unsatisfied

Very unsatisfied

d. What has been the greatest benefit you have realized from your rooftop system?:

e. What has been the greatest shortcoming of your rooftop system?:

f. Would you recommend a rooftop system to your neighbors?:

Yes

No
If you answered NO to question 6, please answer the following questions g through i.

g. How much do you anticipate the following aspects of your rooftop system will cost?

Design: $

Materials: $

Installation: $

Total: $

h. What has prevented you from installing the rooftop system so far?:

Waiting for an approved permit from the Division of Water Resources

Need to design the rooftop system

Rooftop system has been designed; need to acquire the materials

Rooftop system has been designed and materials acquired; need to install the system

Other

If other please elaborate

i. Would you be interested in obtaining assistance from an engineering/design consultant in the


design of your rooftop system?:

Yes

No