By: Huang Ya-chuan and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) The Water Resources Agency (WRA) decided Tuesday to implement first-stage water restrictions in Hsinchu, Taoyuan and New Taipei’s Linkou, Banqiao and Xinzhuang districts with effect from March 1.
Most of the areas are served by Shimen Reservoir, which is below 55 percent of its capacity due to low rainfall, according to the WRA.
At a meeting Tuesday, the WRA said that under the government’s color-coded monitoring system, the water supply to those areas was flashing a yellow light, which signaled the need for first-stage water restrictions.
That means the tap water pressure in those areas will be reduced during off-peak hours, according to the WRA. [FULL STORY]