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.

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