Stormwater Management

WSU Spokane Stormwater Awareness Survey

Please help us benchmark our stormwater awareness campaign by answering this quick survey on stormwater. Click on the "Answers" link to see how aware you are! When you've completed the survey, click on the "Submit" button.


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Please choose: True (T), False (T), or Don’t Know (DK) to the following questions:


1. Stormwater is generated when it rains or snows on impervious surfaces such as roads.:
T F DK Answer

2. Stormwater runoff from urban areas (such as WSU Spokane) is the leading cause of water pollution in urban environments.:
T F DK Answer

3. WSU Spokane stormwater flows to the sanitary sewer treatment plant for processing.:
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4. A “bioswale” is a detention pond that acts as a filter for stormwater pollutants.:
T F DK Answer

5. There are bioswales by the WSU Spokane campus and adjacent to parking lots at several sites in Pullman.:
T F DK Answer

6. When changing the oil on your vehicle it is OK to dump it on the street or into a storm sewer.:
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7. People walking their dogs should pick-up after them to help protect surface waters and human health.:
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8. The “cloth fences” installed around WSU Spokane construction sites are to help keep wildlife safe and out of the construction area.:
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9. Oil, paint, other chemicals, and garbage dumped in storm drains is considered an “illicit” discharge and is illegal.:
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10. “LEED” stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and a LEED certification promotes construction practices for sustainable / green buildings.:
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11. A best management practice to keep rivers clean is to divert stormwater into the river as quickly as possible.:
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12. WSU Spokane grounds staff are licensed to apply pesticides and fertilizers on landscaped areas.:
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13. It is a best management practice to use a pressure washer or a hose to clean sidewalks and other paved areas.:
T F DK Answer


If you have any comments, concerns or questions please contact EH&S at: phone: 509-368-6699 | email:bhbaugh@wsu.edu

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