The China Post
Date: April 11, 2015
TAIPEI — Industrial water users in Tainan and Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan will soon be subject to bigger cuts in their water supply as the country continues to grapple with its worst drought in decades.
Water supplies to “big users” will be reduced by 10 percent beginning on April 15, up from the 7.5 percent reduction already in place, the Drought Central Emergency Operation Center announced Friday.
The center estimated that 1,012 industrial water users will be affected by the measure, mostly manufacturers in the electronics, basic metals, petrochemical, textile and paper-and-pulp sectors.
First- and second-phase water rationing measures have been imposed in Tainan and Kaohsiung in recent months amid the prolonged drought, while harsher third-phase water rationing was put in place for the first time since the drought began in parts of northern Taiwan on Wednesday. [FULL STORY]