As expected, Big Spring City Council approved final reading of a water conservation plan Tuesday night, as well as first reading of a resolution enacting Stage 3 of the plan, which calls for scheduled outdoor water usage to help the city cut water consumption by 10 percent.
The council approved both measures on unanimous votes in hopes of bringing the current water shortage in West Texas to the forefront of Crossroads consumers' minds.
Efforts by the city of Big Spring and other Colorado River Municipal Water District customers to curtail water usage, especially when demands are at their highest, come on the heels of the district's announcement earlier this year that water deliveries would be cut by 10 percent.
Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said the Stage 3 schedules provided by the plan will have to pass final reading in approximately two weeks, with outdoor water usage restrictions expected to go into effect May 1.
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