By: Huang Ya-chuan and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, March 28 (CNA) With water reserves at major reservoirs in southern Taiwan
continuing to decrease, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) said Tuesday that first-phase water rationing will be launched in Tainan and Chiayi County as planned on April 5.
Water reserves at Tsengwen Reservoir in Chiayi had dropped to 30 percent of capacity by 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to WRA data, while reserves at Nanhwa Reservoir in Tainan were down to 37 percent.
Although there were 10 million more cubic meters of water at Tsengwen Reservoir on Tuesday than the average reserves on the same day over the past five years, “the 10 million tons of water cannot hold up much longer,” said WRA Deputy Director-General Wang Yi-feng (王藝峰). [FULL STORY]