Water rationing to be postponed by a week

The China Post
Date: March 31, 2015
By: John Liu

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Thanks to last week’s rainfall filling reservoirs with fresh water, the

This photo shows the water in Shihmen Reservoir at a higher level than it was last week. After a week's worth of rainfall, Shihmen's water level has reached 220 meters, resulting in the Cabinet's decision to postpone the third phase of water rationing by one week. The water restrictions will now begin on April 8, as opposed to the originally planned April 1. (CNA)

This photo shows the water in Shihmen Reservoir at a higher level than it was last week. After a week’s worth of rainfall, Shihmen’s water level has reached 220 meters, resulting in the Cabinet’s decision to postpone the third phase of water rationing by one week. The water restrictions will now begin on April 8, as opposed to the originally planned April 1. (CNA)

introduction of phase-three water rationing has been postponed from April 1 to April 8.

Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) confirmed the decision when he attended a press conference yesterday.

Phase-three rationing would introduce a system of five days of regular water supply, followed by two days of water being cut in districts of New Taipei City (Banqiao, Xinzhuang and Linkou) and Taoyuan.

The delay for the rationing is also meant to reduce inconvenience for the public during the upcoming Qingming Festival, which runs this weekend from April 3 to April 6.     [FULL  STORY]

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