by Mike Henry
KBYG - Special to NewsWest 9
The City of Big Spring announced on Tuesday that because residential water customers have been doing a great job of embracing water conservation measures in this severe drought period, the former once per week watering schedule is now a twice per week allowance for residential customers only.
The new watering schedule, effective immediately, is on Tuesday's, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday's from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Commercial customers remain on the once per week watering schedule, which is Tuesday mornings from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
City Manager Gary Fuqua presented the residential watering schedule upgrade to City Council Tuesday evening, though no vote was necessary.