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9/21/2017
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The following tables summarize survey responses received by GWIC during October 2004.

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

Economic benefit is calculated using 2004 monthly average of 4,200 sessions per month. (2002 survey used the average figure of 3,100 session per month)



Customer Types
Customer Type Surveys % Chart
Commercial 0 0 %  
Consultant 0 0 %  
Driller 11 100 %
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 0 0 %  
Surveyor 0 0 %  
Other 0 0 %  
Show All 11 100%  

 

1. In the past year how often have you used the GWIC website?
Response Chart Count %
1-4 times   0 0.00%
Monthly 1 9.09%
Weekly 1 9.09%
2-4 times a week 7 63.64%
Daily 2 18.18%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
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 3 27.27%
Often 5 45.45%
Always 3 27.27%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
Did Not Respond   0  

3. How easy is the website to use?
Response Chart Count %
Very Hard   0 0.00%
Medium Hard   0 0.00%
Medium Easy 5 45.45%
Very Easy 6 54.55%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
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 8 72.73%
Critical value 3 27.27%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
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 18.18%
Significant impact 6 54.55%
Critical impact 3 27.27%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
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 2 18.18%
Significant importance 4 36.36%
Critical importance 5 45.45%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
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 4 36.36%
Often 5 45.45%
Always 2 18.18%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
Did Not Respond   0  

8. How useful are GWIC data in completing property sales?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 1 100.00%
Often   0 0.00%
Always   0 0.00%
Total Responses   1 100.00%
Did Not Respond   10  

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

10. How useful are GWIC data in completing your ground-water research?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 2 22.22%
Often 6 66.67%
Always 1 11.11%
Total Responses   9 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

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 1 50.00%
Often   0 0.00%
Always 1 50.00%
Total Responses   2 100.00%
Did Not Respond   9  

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 50.00%
Often 1 16.67%
Always 2 33.33%
Total Responses   6 100.00%
Did Not Respond   5  

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   0 0.00%
Always 1 100.00%
Total Responses   1 100.00%
Did Not Respond   10  

14. Does internet access to GWIC data save you money?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 3 37.50%
Often 2 25.00%
Always 3 37.50%
Total Responses   8 100.00%
Did Not Respond   3  

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 1 10.00%
Always 9 90.00%
Total Responses   10 100.00%
Did Not Respond   1  

16. Each time you login, access to GWIC provides an economic benefit of...?
* ($ 427.50 / session )
Response Chart Count %
Less than $10 1 16.67%
Between $10 and $100 2 33.33%
Between $101 and $400 1 16.67%
Between $401 and $1000   0 0.00%
Greater than $1000 2 33.33%
Total Responses   6 100.00%
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 often do the Ground-Water Characterization Program and MBMG Projects data reports meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 1 16.67%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 1 16.67%
Often meets 3 50.00%
Always meets 1 16.67%
Total Responses   6 100.00%
Did Not Respond   5  

18. How often do the Ground-Water Characterization maps meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 1 14.29%
Rarely meets 1 14.29%
Generally meets 1 14.29%
Often meets 3 42.86%
Always meets 1 14.29%
Total Responses   7 100.00%
Did Not Respond   4  

 

Comments

  • Imade no comment on economic benefit because the benefits are widespread. With out this resource being avaliable online , many state and/or county employees would be burdon with searching for these records. Also, land owners can better budjet thier projects with this information,and make decissions such as weather or not to purchase property. As a water well Contractor, I use the infor mation to bid drilling prjects aswell as deciding what tools to use.
  • i would like to be able to limit my well search using 1/4 sections to eliminate wells not within certain 1/4 sections
  • This site is very useful in the drilling industry. Helps to determine well depths for new land owner, also helps us out to get an idea of what we are getting into before we show up to the job site. In return I think that there is a fair amount of time saved bringing the proper materials and equiptment to the job. Also opens up more opertunity in areas that you have not drilled in, for the fact that you are able to give people information that they ask in areas that you may not be familiar with. All and all I feal that this site is very useful. Marty Wilson
  • We use the site to research well sites in the area we are drilling. This site is critical when estimating drilling depths and soil determinations to our customers/land owners.
  • the web site is great. the information that is available is easy to use and the search methods are effective. i am disapointed in the lack of infromation in many areas. of course this can most likely be attributed to lack of logs, logs not completed, or very old wells that do not have logs.

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