Taoyuan uneasy as water level falls at Shimen Reservoir

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-04-13
By: Sonny Murtaugh, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-kun vented his anger in front of officials from the Water Resources Agency (WRA) Sunday as the agency prepares to widen implementation of Phase Three water rationing to counter the effects of insufficient rainfall over most of Taiwan.

During a “Love Water, Conserve Water” outreach activity at Chiang Kai-shek Park in Chungli, Taoyuan City, Mayor Cheng spoke out in front of Deputy Director of the WRA Liu Po-hsun. Asking, “Would you ask someone with no money to buy lunch for someone else?,” Cheng complained that water from Shimen Reservoir, which is down to dangerous levels, is being supplied to areas of New Taipei City while parts of Taoyuan are already under water rationing.     [FULL  STORY]

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