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The number of surveys mailed out, returned completed, and percent returned from the states participating in the water resources needs assessment survey.

 
State Survey date Surveys mailed Surveys returned Percent returned
Alabama 2009 610 291 48
Alaska 2002 215 112 52
Arkansas 2008 425 257 60
Arizona 2004 700 370 53
California 2004 2,400 988 41
Colorado 2004 600 309 52
Connecticut 2005 498 226 45
Delaware 2006 230 94 41
Florida 2008 1,150 523 45
Georgia 2010 1,100 520 47
Hawaii 2004 420 163 39
Idaho 2002 281 160 57
Iowa 2006 450 273 61
Kansas 2006 425 218 51
Louisiana 2008 600 251 42
Maine 2005 282 142 50
Maryland 2006 600 257 43
Massachusetts 2005 794 294 37
Mississippi 2009 440 284 64
Missouri 2006 725 359 50
Montana 2004 250 134 54
Nebraska 2006 325 209 64
Nevada 2004 616 243 39
New Hampshire 2005 280 119 43
New Jersey 2006 750 278 37
New Mexico 2005 350 177 51
New York 2006 1,075 413 38
North Dakota 2004 225 141 63
Oklahoma 2008 512 264 52
Oregon 2002 476 243 51
Pennsylvania 2006 875 394 45
Rhode Island 2005 258 128 50
South Dakota 2004 250 130 52
Tennessee 2008 700 354 51
Texas 2008 1,275 419 33
Utah 2004 400 235 59
Vermont 2005 212 109 51
Virginia 2006 700 269 38
Washington 2002 715 372 52
West Virginia 2006 325 143 44
Wyoming 2004 200 138 69
41 states 23,714 10,984 46.3



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The number of surveys mailed out, returned completed, and percent returned from the states participating in the 5-year follow-up water resources needs assessment survey.

 
State Survey date Surveys mailed Surveys returned Percent returned
Alaska 2007 220 111 50
Hawaii 2010 480 258 54
Idaho 2007 330 198 60
Oregon 2007 547 276 50
Washington 2007 844 427 51



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Demographic characteristics of the 10,984 people who completed water needs assessment surveys in 41 states between 2002 and 2010.

 
Demographic Category Percent of survey takers
Gender
Male 65.0
Female 35.0
Age
<30 5.0
30 to 39 12.1
40 to 49 18.2
50 to 59 23.3
60 to 69 19.1
70 to 79 15.2
80+ 7.1
Education
Less than high school 4.7
High school graduate 16.2
Some college 30.0
College graduate 27.8
Post graduate course work 21.3
Community size >100,000 32.1
25,000 to 99,999 28.6
7,000 to 24,999 18.0
3,500 to 6,999 9.2
<3,500 12.1



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Specific water educational programs recommended for development and implementation on the six U.S. Pacific Island entities based on the orally administered water needs assessment survey.

 
Island entity† Program recommendation
AS Address beach, shoreline, and coastal water pollution
CNMI Address salt water intrusion and water quality
FSM Address wetlands, drinking water, salt water intrusion, beaches, and shoreline protection
Guam Address groundwater protection
Palau Address the importance of water for tourism
RMI Address water quantity and water conservation
AS, American Samoa; CNMI, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; FSM, Federated States of Micronesia; RMI, Republic of the Marshall Islands.