Bashaw Star web poll sees residents are changing their water use

Majority state usage has changed

It’s been just over a year since Bashaw’s water rates were hiked and the Bashaw Star’s latest web poll shows at least some people have changed their habits regarding water usage.

The poll presented on the website and on Facebook asked, “Has your water usage changed as a result of the higher price?”

And while the sample of respondents was small, it showed there are residents looking at cutting their water use.

Of the 11 votes cast in the poll — which ran from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7 — seven responded that their water use has changed because of the higher price, while the other four answered no.

Stay connected

We want to hear from you.

The online poll is a weekly feature on the Bashaw Star website or our Facebook page, which has also undergone a bit of a change in how readers can connect and stay in touch with us.

Facebook has changed your news feed, giving preference to posts from friends and family. This means you could see fewer stories from local news sources like Bashaw Star.

If you are like most people who regularly get some of their news from social media, you may want to keep seeing reliable information from us and other trustworthy journalism sites on Facebook. There is a simple way to make this happen.

From your desktop computer:

1. Open a desktop web browser and go to the our Facebook page. (Click the Facebook icon at the top of this page.)

2. At the top, next to the “Like” button, find the word “Follow” or “Following.” (If it says “Follow,” click that once. It will change to “Following”.)

3. Click the word “Following” and choose “See First.”

From the Facebook mobile app:

1. Open the app and tap the menu icon with the three horizontal lines. (On some devices, it’s at upper right. On others, it’s at lower right.)

2. Scroll to Settings and tap “News Feed Preferences.”

3. On the screen that pops up, tap “Prioritize who to see first.”

4. The pages you like and people you’re friends with will appear. Find us in the list and tap the logo. When you’re finished, tap “Done” in the upper right corner.

Thank you! You’ve helped ensure your Facebook connection to the best social media source for local news in Alberta. We look forward to future connections.

Let’s keep this connection going!

Just Posted

Alberta harvest on hold due to poor weather conditions

Central Alberta farmers among those waiting for better temperatures to finish combining

Wolf Creek Schools raises Treaty 6 flag for first time

Chiefs, school officials took part in a ceremony that is aimed at acknowledging Treaty 6 land

UPDATE: 18-year-old Rimbey teen dies in collision

A portion of Highway 53 west of Rimbey is down to one lane while crews investigate

Bashaw Victim Services golf fundraiser overcomes snow, cold

Weather may have held back some, but event was among the most successful fundraisers ever

Bashaw Rebels just miss final in home tournament

Senior boys volleyball provincial hosts looking to growing and developing as season moves ahead

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Veterans Affairs ordered to take second look before supporting vets’ relatives

Liberal government ordered officials to adopt a more critical eye

Ottawa working to iron out kinks in public alert system

The alerts are being credit with saving lives during last week’s tornadoes

Assault charge withdrawn vs. ex-Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna

Former Toronto player agrees to peace bond

UPDATED: Bill Cosby gets 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault

Judge also declared the disgraced comedian a ‘sexually violent predator’

U.S. worker charged after video shows him spitting on customer’s pizza

Jaylon Kerley of Detroit is charged with a felony count of food law violations

Robbery report at outlet mall turns out to be fake: police

Leduc RCMP respond to weapons complaint at premium outlet collection mall

Canada aiming for the moon, and beyond, with new space technology efforts

With an eye on future lunar exploration, Canada’s space agency is calling on companies to present their ideas for everything from moon-rover power systems to innovative mineral prospecting techniques.

New Brunswick Premier meets with lieutenant-governor as Tories, Liberals vie for power

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant said the only other leader he had spoken with since results came in was Green Leader David Coon.

Most Read