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11/21/2017
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The following tables summarize survey responses received by GWIC during November 2002. 194 of 653 users (30%) who logged in during November answered the survey.

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



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) 12 100 %
Government (State) 0 0 %  
Government (Federal) 0 0 %  
Industrial 0 0 %  
NRIS 0 0 %  
Public/Landowner 0 0 %  
Realtor 0 0 %  
Surveyor 0 0 %  
Show All 12 100%  

 

1. In the past year how often have you used the GWIC website?
Response Chart Count %
1-4 times 1 8.33%
Monthly 3 25.00%
Weekly 2 16.67%
2-4 times a week 4 33.33%
Daily 2 16.67%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
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   0 0.00%
Average   0 0.00%
Often 11 91.67%
Always 1 8.33%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
Did Not Respond   0  

3. How easy is the website to use?
Response Chart Count %
Very Hard   0 0.00%
Medium Hard 1 8.33%
Medium Easy 5 41.67%
Very Easy 6 50.00%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
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   0 0.00%
Significant value 5 41.67%
Critical value 7 58.33%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
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 1 8.33%
Significant impact 6 50.00%
Critical impact 5 41.67%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
Did Not Respond   0  

6. How important is is that GWIC contains current data?
Response Chart Count %
No importance   0 0.00%
Little importance   0 0.00%
Moderate importance   0 0.00%
Significant importance 4 33.33%
Critical importance 8 66.67%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
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 1 11.11%
Often 4 44.44%
Always 4 44.44%
Total Responses   9 100.00%
Did Not Respond   3  

8. How useful are GWIC data in completing property sales?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally   0 0.00%
Often 2 100.00%
Always   0 0.00%
Total Responses   2 100.00%
Did Not Respond   10  

9. How useful are GWIC data in dealing with land subdivision issues?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 1 10.00%
Often 4 40.00%
Always 5 50.00%
Total Responses   10 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

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 9.09%
Often 6 54.55%
Always 4 36.36%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
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   0 0.00%
Generally   0 0.00%
Often 5 83.33%
Always 1 16.67%
Total Responses   6 100.00%
Did Not Respond   6  

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 1 12.50%
Often 4 50.00%
Always 3 37.50%
Total Responses   8 100.00%
Did Not Respond   4  

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   0 0.00%
Often 8 80.00%
Always 2 20.00%
Total Responses   10 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

14. Does internet access to GWIC data save you money?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 3 30.00%
Often 1 10.00%
Always 6 60.00%
Total Responses   10 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

15. Is access to GWIC data worth the cost to the taxpayer to provide it?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally   0 0.00%
Often 2 16.67%
Always 10 83.33%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
Did Not Respond   0  

16. Each time you login, access to GWIC provides an economic benefit of...?
* ($ 91.25 / session )
Response Chart Count %
Less than $10 2 25.00%
Between $10 and $100 4 50.00%
Between $101 and $400 2 25.00%
Between $401 and $1000   0 0.00%
Greater than $1000   0 0.00%
Total Responses   8 100.00%
Did Not Respond   4  

* 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 often does the Wells - Printable report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it   0 0.00%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 1 10.00%
Often meets 5 50.00%
Always meets 4 40.00%
Total Responses   10 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

18. How often does the Wells - Download report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 1 12.50%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 1 12.50%
Often meets 4 50.00%
Always meets 2 25.00%
Total Responses   8 100.00%
Did Not Respond   4  

19. How often does the Lithology report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it   0 0.00%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 4 44.44%
Often meets 4 44.44%
Always meets 1 11.11%
Total Responses   9 100.00%
Did Not Respond   3  

20. How often does the SWL Summary report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it   0 0.00%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 2 22.22%
Often meets 3 33.33%
Always meets 4 44.44%
Total Responses   9 100.00%
Did Not Respond   3  

21. How often does the Field Visit report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 1 25.00%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 1 25.00%
Often meets 1 25.00%
Always meets 1 25.00%
Total Responses   4 100.00%
Did Not Respond   8  

22. How often does the Water Quality report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it   0 0.00%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 4 57.14%
Often meets 3 42.86%
Always meets   0 0.00%
Total Responses   7 100.00%
Did Not Respond   5  

23. How often does the One page Site/Well report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it   0 0.00%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 2 20.00%
Often meets 4 40.00%
Always meets 4 40.00%
Total Responses   10 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

24. How often does the One page SWL hydrograph report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it   0 0.00%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 4 50.00%
Often meets 1 12.50%
Always meets 3 37.50%
Total Responses   8 100.00%
Did Not Respond   4  

25. How often does the One page water-quality analysis report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it   0 0.00%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 4 57.14%
Often meets 1 14.29%
Always meets 2 28.57%
Total Responses   7 100.00%
Did Not Respond   5  

26. How often do the Ground-Water Characterization Program and MBMG Projects data reports meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely 1 16.67%
Generally   0 0.00%
Often 4 66.67%
Always 1 16.67%
Total Responses   6 100.00%
Did Not Respond   6  

27. How often do the Ground-Water Characterization maps meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
Never 1 16.67%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 1 16.67%
Often 3 50.00%
Always 1 16.67%
Total Responses   6 100.00%
Did Not Respond   6  

28. Would you use a search by drainage basin option?
Response Chart Count %
No 2 22.22%
Yes 7 77.78%
Total Responses   9 100.00%
Did Not Respond   3  

29. Would you use a search by geologic source option?
Response Chart Count %
No 2 25.00%
Yes 6 75.00%
Total Responses   8 100.00%
Did Not Respond   4  

30. Would you use an interactive web-based mapping application?
Response Chart Count %
No 1 9.09%
Yes 10 90.91%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
Did Not Respond   1  

 

Comments

  • If the GWIC data base was not available I would have to go over to the DNRC office and dig through their files to find well logs. Normally I am only looking for a single log and the trip takes about an hour and may or may not produce a log. Finding the same information in GWIC takes about five minutes and may also include update information which is not on the DNRC log. I consider GWIC as an extremely valuable resource. Thank you very much.
  • I would find it helpful if there was more water quality information available. Such infomation availabilty is spotty. At least in my searches- I have not found much on water quality on wells in a particular section. I do find the monitoring wells information very comprehensive and helpful for my needs. I am a county planner and this website is the most useful tool I have outside of my office. I use it for every subdivision I review- which is 2-4 a month.
  • This web site has saved tax-payer dollars in that as a county employee doing sanitary surveys for public water supplies- I can make one Internet stop to GWIC and find what I need 90% of the time. Saves vehicle mileage- phone use- and time.
  • Information on aquifers that have been determined to be confined. This would be very helpful for non-degradation purposes for permit septic systems
  • I can-t even tell you in words how important your site is to my work. I spend nearly all day- every day- reviewing requests for development under the Sanitation Act in Gallatin County- and your site enables me to make better decisions every day. Thank you so much!!
  • Generally the information is very useful however is some cases the lithology seems to be mixed with other wells close by the best example would be with the wells on the Big Mountain. I-m unsure if the lithology matches the well and if the Lat-Long are accurate. In doing a study of the community wells I found a few discrepancies when I GPS-d the well heads.

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