By: Liang Pei-chi and Lee Hsin-Yin
The planned facilities are Shuangxi Reservoir in New Taipei, Tianhuahu Reservoir in Miaoli and Nanhua Second Reservoir in Tainan, said WRA Deputy Director-General Wang Yi-feng (王藝峰).
The new reservoirs are needed in case of more droughts in the future, Wang said, but stressed that currently, there is no timetable for construction to begin because that will involve further environmental impact assessment and communication with local people.
Upon completion, daily water supplies could be boosted by 126,000 tons, 260,000 tons and 170,000 tones, respectively, by the three reservoirs, Wang said. [FULL STORY]