By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Taipei Water Department pointed out Monday that it is considering a plan to charge
water consumption for free in the last few days when drinking water had been affected by Typhoon Soudelor.
The island’s northern reservoir had been flooded by muddy water last weekend, resulting in water quality exceeding 39,300 Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU).
The compensation plan is expected to be announced publicly in the next three days, according to the water board.
The move will benefit around 1.6 million affected households in the greater Taipei metropolitan area.
According to the department’s Deputy Commissioner Chen Man-li, the beneficiaries will encompass residents in Zhongho, Yungho, Xindian, Sanchung, and parts of Xizhi in Taipei City. [FULL STORY]