League Honors Mason and Saunders|
From the President (Anne Lee)
Meet the Board
Update: State Convention
Blessings of Liberty
New Education Position
Hawaii's Agriculture (Jim Koshi)
Drinking Water Perception Survey (Kiyoko Nitz)
Update: Natural Resources (Kiyoko Nitz)
Test Your Welfare I.Q.
State PMP: How We Compare
Update on Contributions
Drinking Water Perception Survey
Thank you! You're great! I am still overwhelmed by the League members' outstanding cooperation with the survey. As of August 1, 1987, 45% of the members in the State participated (280 mailed). Thank you to all the members who took time to fill out and mail the questionnaire and to Helen Whorton of the Honolulu League for helping me mail the questionnaires and compile the results.
The Drinking Water Perception Survey was the first round of the National LWV's "Safe Drinking Water Project." Response to the survey was apparently substantial nationwide with 568 League entities in 47 states participating.
Summary of Responses for Hawaii
Though the survey was about the drinking water in general, the conclusions we can draw immediately are that our members have a strong interest in water quality and that there is a need for more information and education about water resources. (If you would like to learn about your local League's responses, your president has a summary copy of local returns.)
The second round, the "Water Quality and Issues Survey," will take place in October and November. The goal, according to National, is to explore, at the local and the state level, the basic factors affecting the quality of community drinking water such as source protection and compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.
The local League survey will seek information from water utilities or districts on local water conditions and their ability to meet the 1986 SDWA requirements. The state survey will investigate measures states are planning now to assist utilities and districts in meeting these requirements.
This second round will demand very close cooperation between the state League and the local Leagues. It will also require more volunteers. If you can help with either the local or the state League activities in this second round, please let me" or your local League president know.
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