Results are presented of a study of the perception of community problems, including flooding and pollution, among community leaders in four different communities, ranging in size from 10,000 to 20,000 population. Water related problems were considered in the context of other community problems which were defined by these leaders. Among these leaders, water related problems were characterized by low salience and by low consensus. In seeking solutions, these leaders see water problems as being less likely to be solved at the local community level and as necessitating extra-community assistance. Local governmental leaders were seen as being more important in problem solving in water related problems than they were in other community problems. The report also contains two articles published by the authors concerning the study.