Water rationing more effective than anticipated: water agency

The China Post
Date: April 16, 2015
By: Enru Lin

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The water savings from phase-three rationing in northern Taiwan are exceeding expectations, reported the Economics Ministry’s Water Resources Agency (水利署) yesterday.

Phase-three rationing began on April 8 in the parts of northern Taipei that draw from the Shihmen Reservoir (石門水庫), where water levels have fallen to a record low amid persistent drought.

Phase three, which is in effect until further notice, suspends water delivery for two days per week in Greater Taoyuan (桃園), Hsinchu (新竹) and parts of New Taipei City (新北市) on a rotational basis.

As of Tuesday, April 14, the average water saved per day has amounted to 212,000 tons — greater than the 116,000 tons per day predicted, reported the Water Resources Agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) yesterday.     [FULL  STORY]

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