Water supply cuts to begin Wednesday in New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/07
By: Huang Chiao-wen, Chiu Chun-chin, Justin Su and Scully Hsiao

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) Water rationing will tighten in parts of New Taipei, the neighboring 27786393Taoyuan City and in Hsinchu County from Wednesday as Taiwan remains in the grip of a prolonged drought.

Shimen Reservoir, which supplies most of northern Taiwan, is now at 24.56 percent of its capacity, the lowest since it became operational since 1964, as the rainfall at reservoir over the past six months has been about 60 percent of the normal average.

As part of the country’s water conservation efforts, the household supply will be cut two days a week on a rotational basis in Hsinchu, Taoyuan and some areas of New Taipei, starting Wednesday.     [FULL  STORY]

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