Storm water survey using GIS

​The village of Norridge sent a survey to its residents, attached to
the water bill, requesting information about their experience with
flooding in or near their residence. The survey consisted of a few
questions relating to if the resident’s street or house had flooded in
the past year. The resident’s were to answer “yes” or “no”, and then
mail the surveys back to the village. The responses would help the
village determine where flooding in the village is a major concern and
help plan where they may need to replace existing storm sewer
infrastructure. The village asked the GIS department to map out the
responses by address to get a visualization of the flooding within the
village.

Multiple maps were created to show the responses of the sewer survey.
An initial map was created showing which households had responded to
the survey, and which ones chose not to participate. Subsequent maps
were for each survey question showing which households had answered
”yes” for the correspoding question. These maps were then presented to
the trustees to give them an idea of the flooding situation in the
village.

Plotting the survey responses on the map gave the village trustees a
visual representation of the flooding issues residents were having in
the past year. The maps created in GIS will allow the trustees to make
future decisions on how to best tackle resident flooding issues.

Storm water survey using GIS

​The village of Norridge sent a survey to its residents, attached to
the water bill, requesting information about their experience with
flooding in or near their residence. The survey consisted of a few
questions relating to if the resident’s street or house had flooded in
the past year. The resident’s were to answer “yes” or “no”, and then
mail the surveys back to the village. The responses would help the
village determine where flooding in the village is a major concern and
help plan where they may need to replace existing storm sewer
infrastructure. The village asked the GIS department to map out the
responses by address to get a visualization of the flooding within the
village.

Multiple maps were created to show the responses of the sewer survey.
An initial map was created showing which households had responded to
the survey, and which ones chose not to participate. Subsequent maps
were for each survey question showing which households had answered
”yes” for the correspoding question. These maps were then presented to
the trustees to give them an idea of the flooding situation in the
village.

Plotting the survey responses on the map gave the village trustees a
visual representation of the flooding issues residents were having in
the past year. The maps created in GIS will allow the trustees to make
future decisions on how to best tackle resident flooding issues.