Ko urges saving water as reservoir levels fall

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-06-05

The Taipei mayor, Ko Wen-je, is calling on local residents to save water. That’s as water

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je appeared at a press conference Tuesday urging Taipei residents to conserve water. (Photo by CNA)

levels continue to fall at reservoirs across the country.

The annual “plum rains”, a rainy period during the spring, failed to arrive this year. As a result, some waterworks in southern Taiwan have begun reducing water pressure during off-peak hours.

Water supplies are tightening in northern Taiwan as well. As of Tuesday, water levels in New Taipei’s Feitsui Reservoir are down to 52% of capacity. Meanwhile, in Taoyuan’s Shihmen Reservoir, water levels are down to around 33% of capacity.    [FULL  STORY]

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