Public Opinion of Water Quality Issues and Funding Options in Idaho Report uri icon



  • PAG Report 17 | Published December 1998 | The State of Idaho faces the expensive task of designing and implementing programs to reduce nonpoint source pollution in Idaho's watersheds. In 1998, the PAG measured public opinion about potential funding sources for water quality programs aimed at reducing nonpoint source pollution, especially in the agricultural sector. This report focuses on four facets of public opinion, attitude, or orientation towards water quality issues in Idaho: (1) relative importance of water quality issues, (2) knowledge about water pollution problems, (3) responsibility for water pollution control program operations and funding, and (4) acceptable options for sources of funding and willingness to pay increased taxes for water quality programs, specifically programs for reducing pollution from nonpoint source activities not regulated by state law.

publication date

  • December 1998

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