Ground Water Information Center | MBMG Data Center
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
Montana Tech of The University of Montana
1300 West Park Street - Natural Resources Building Room 329
Butte Montana 59701-8997
Ph: (406) 496-4336 Fx: (406) 496-4343
9/21/2017
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The following tables summarize the survey responses received by GWIC between November 12th and December 17th, 2010.

To view the responses for an individual customer group, click on the group's hyperlinked customer type. To redisplay all groups, click Show All.


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Customer Types
Customer Type Surveys % Chart
Commercial 0 0 %  
Consultant 0 0 %  
Driller 0 0 %  
Education (Student) 0 0 %  
Education (Teacher) 0 0 %  
Government (County) 0 0 %  
Government (State) 0 0 %  
Government (Federal) 0 0 %  
Industrial 0 0 %  
NRIS 0 0 %  
Public/Landowner 0 0 %  
Realtor 26 100 %
Surveyor 0 0 %  
Not Reported 0 0 %  
Show All 26 100%  

 

1. In the past year how often have you used the GWIC website?
Response Chart Count %
1-4 times 1 3.85%
Monthly 16 61.54%
Weekly 8 30.77%
2-4 times a week 1 3.85%
Daily   0 0.00%
Total Responses   26 100.00%
Did Not Respond   0  

2. How often does the website meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
None of the time   0 0.00%
Some of the time 2 7.69%
Average 6 23.08%
Often 14 53.85%
Always 4 15.38%
Total Responses   26 100.00%
Did Not Respond   0  

3. How easy is the website to use?
Response Chart Count %
Very Hard   0 0.00%
Medium Hard 8 30.77%
Medium Easy 8 30.77%
Very Easy 10 38.46%
Total Responses   26 100.00%
Did Not Respond   0  

4. How do you value our website service?
Response Chart Count %
No value   0 0.00%
Little value   0 0.00%
Moderate value 2 7.69%
Significant value 15 57.69%
Critical value 9 34.62%
Total Responses   26 100.00%
Did Not Respond   0  

5. How would the loss of GWIC service impact you?
Response Chart Count %
No impact   0 0.00%
Little impact   0 0.00%
Moderate impact 2 7.69%
Significant impact 13 50.00%
Critical impact 11 42.31%
Total Responses   26 100.00%
Did Not Respond   0  

6. How important is it that GWIC data be up to date?
Response Chart Count %
No importance   0 0.00%
Little importance   0 0.00%
Moderate importance 2 7.69%
Significant importance 14 53.85%
Critical importance 10 38.46%
Total Responses   26 100.00%
Did Not Respond   0  

7. How useful are GWIC data in determing drilling depths?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 7 36.84%
Often 5 26.32%
Always 7 36.84%
Total Responses   19 100.00%
Did Not Respond   7  

8. How useful are GWIC data in completing property sales?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely 1 4.00%
Generally 4 16.00%
Often 13 52.00%
Always 7 28.00%
Total Responses   25 100.00%
Did Not Respond   1  

9. How useful are GWIC data in dealing with land subdivision issues?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 2 10.53%
Often 10 52.63%
Always 7 36.84%
Total Responses   19 100.00%
Did Not Respond   7  

10. How useful are GWIC data in completing your ground-water research?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 1 4.00%
Often 15 60.00%
Always 9 36.00%
Total Responses   25 100.00%
Did Not Respond   1  

11. If you make ground-water management decisions, how often does access to GWIC improve your decision making?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely 1 9.09%
Generally 4 36.36%
Often 3 27.27%
Always 3 27.27%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
Did Not Respond   15  

12. If you make ground-water development decisions, how often does access to GWIC improve your decision making?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 3 33.33%
Often 4 44.44%
Always 2 22.22%
Total Responses   9 100.00%
Did Not Respond   17  

13. If you make ground-water protection decisions, how often does access to GWIC improve your decision making?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 3 37.50%
Often 3 37.50%
Always 2 25.00%
Total Responses   8 100.00%
Did Not Respond   18  

14. Does internet access to GWIC data save you money?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely 1 4.55%
Generally 4 18.18%
Often 4 18.18%
Always 13 59.09%
Total Responses   22 100.00%
Did Not Respond   4  

15. Is access to GWIC data worth the cost to the taxpayer to provide it?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely 2 8.33%
Generally   0 0.00%
Often 6 25.00%
Always 16 66.67%
Total Responses   24 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

16. Each time you login, access to GWIC provides an estimated economic benefit of...?
* ($ 158.33 / session)
Response Chart Count %
Less than $10 6 28.57%
Between $10 and $100 9 42.86%
Between $101 and $400 4 19.05%
Between $401 and $1000 1 4.76%
Greater than $1000 1 4.76%
Total Responses   21 100.00%
Did Not Respond   5  

* Economic benefit is calculated using a weighted average of responses given. Values assigned per catagory are: (<$10) = $5; ($10-$100) = $55; ($101-$400) = $250; ($401-$1000) = $700; (>$1000) = $1100.


17. How valuable are long-term water-level monitoring records (hydrographs etc.)?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely 6 42.86%
Generally 2 14.29%
Often 3 21.43%
Always 3 21.43%
Total Responses   14 100.00%
Did Not Respond   12  

18. How often do the Ground-Water Characterization Program and MBMG Projects data reports meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 1 7.14%
Rarely meets 2 14.29%
Generally meets 5 35.71%
Often meets 5 35.71%
Always meets 1 7.14%
Total Responses   14 100.00%
Did Not Respond   12  

19. How often do Ground-Water Characterization maps meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 1 8.33%
Rarely meets 1 8.33%
Generally meets 6 50.00%
Often meets 4 33.33%
Always meets   0 0.00%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
Did Not Respond   14  

 

Comments

  • IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AND CURRENTLY IS EXTREAMLY IMPORTANT FOR ANY WATER INFORMATION TO BE IN THE NAME OF THE CURRENT LAND OWNER. (NOT JUST ANYONE HELPING). IT WOULD ALSO BE EXTREAMLY VALUABLE TO ALWAYS SOMEHOW MAKE THE LANDOWNER FILE THE NOTICE OF COMPLETION RO RECORD THE DATA - NOT JUST BE GIVEN THIS INFO. & TOLD TO "FILE" IT. DO NOT KNOW HOW TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, BUT WOULD CERTAINLY SAVE EVERYONE TIME AND MONEY IN TRACKING DATA.
  • I WOULD HATE TO SEE ACCESS TO GROUND WATER INFORMATION. THE RESULTS FOUND MAY BREAK OR MAKE A DEAL FOR ME. EITHER WAY IT IS A SIGNIFICANT RESOURCE FOR MY CLIENT'S DECISION MAKING PROCESS.
  • WE REALLY RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AND CAN'T IMAGINE DOING BUSINESS WITHOUT IT.
  • WATER IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES WE FACE IN MONTANA. I GREW UP ON THE EDGE OF THE BUTTREY PLUME.......GROUND WATER PROTECTION IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE.
  • LOVE USING THIS SITE. ALWAYS LOOKING ON IT FOR ONE THING OR ANOTHER.
  • THANKS FOR YOUR HARD WORK. THE SITE IS VERY VALUABLE TO ME.
  • IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WELL LOGS WERE LINKED OR SEARCHABLE BY ADDRESS SINCE THERE ARE OFTEN SEVERAL WELLS WITHIN A SECTION. I USE THE SITE OFTEN.

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