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Trash, Water Deliveries Discussed at Big Spring City Council Meeting

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NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Trash and water were the big topics of discussion at the Big Spring City Council meeting on Tuesday night.

The Council discussed getting rid of plastic bags for good.

It was only a discussion though.

They weighed the pros and cons of a ban like the increased cost for retailers to move from plastic to paper, and those costs being passed through to customers.

It was noted there are litter laws in place and the bags are part of a litter problem across town.

They ultimately decided it needs to be investigated more.

So far, Fort Stockton has already banned plastic bags.

Pecos and Odessa are also considering a ban.

The city council also discussed the water deliveries for the City of Big Spring.

The Colorado River Municipal Water District released their latest numbers and this may come as no surprise but the city is going to have to cut back on their water usage.

Starting April first, the city's water deliveries will be cut down from 6.8 million gallons to 6.3 million gallons.

The City Manager says residents can probably expect fewer watering days but water restrictions will be discussed at next month's meeting.

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