SDS Research, which has done surveys for Hamilton in the past, will contact 400 randomly chosen households to see what they think. The calls will come from telephone number (208) 438-6100, and the survey will take about 7 minutes.
To prevent scammers from taking advantage of the survey, officials said surveyers will not request personal information such as social security numbers, email addresses, or home addresses, and will not be selling anything. People should call the police if they get calls from people doing those things.
Surveyers also will be asking about homeowners’ interest in having their own solar power.
City utilities’ Executive Director of Infrastructure Jim Logan said, “Solar energy is a clean, renewable resource and plays an increasingly important role in supplying electricity to customers. As we continue to look at diversifying our power supply resources, we are seeking the input of our consumer-owners to gauge interest in pursuing a community solar project.”