By: Huang Chiao-wen and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, June 8 (CNA) The worst drought to hit Taiwan in decades is finally over thanks to the seasonal plum rains, which have freed all cities and counties in the country from water rationing restrictions.
The Water Resources Agency announced Monday that it has lifted phase-one water rationing measures implemented in New Taipei’s Banqiao, Xinzhuang and Linkou districts, Taoyuan, Miaoli County, Taichung, northern Changhua County, Chiayi City, Chiayi County and Tainan.
The announcement means that there are no longer any rationing measures in place on the island.
In the government-adopted three-phase water rationing system, phase-one means reduced water pressure at night, phase-two calls for water supply restrictions for big users who usually consume more than 1,000 cubic meters per month, and phase-three rationing cuts the water supply to entire areas for two days a week on a rotating basis. [FULL STORUY]