North could face deeper water cut: MOEA

The China Post
Date: April 9, 2015
By: Enru Lin

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Economics Ministry said that if the drought does not ease, the Central Emergency Operation Center (中央旱災緊急應變中心) will consider tighter rationing in Northern Taiwan, possibly cutting off the water supply for two days every two days.

Third-phase water rationing began yesterday in Hsinchu, Taoyuan and parts of New Taipei, amid the worst drought in more than 60 years. For an indefinite period of time, the state-run water company will cut off the supply to households and industries for two days a week.

The Central Emergency Operation Center will consider further tightening restrictions, possibly cutting water for two days every four days or for two days every two days, Vice Economics Minister Yang Wei-fu (楊偉甫) said yesterday.

The crisis center will deliberate at its fourth meeting on Taiwan’s water supply situation at the end of April, he said.     [FULL  STORY]

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