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European, U.S tourists back Taiwan's water conservation practices

European, U.S tourists back Taiwan's water conservation practices

Taipei, April 9 (CAN) Visitors from Europe and the U. S. are most supportive of local hotels' water conservation practices, according to an executive of the Landis Hotel Taipei. The executive said that since 2009, the Landis has attached great importance to water conservation and has installed sensor-controlled taps in its public toilets which use 30 percent less of water than ordinary taps. In addition, the executive said, the hotel puts in every room a card reminding guests who stay for more than two nights that their bed sheets and towels will be changed everyday only if they put the card upside down on their bed each morning. Occupants who choose not to change their bedding will get a credit of NT$100 (US$3) against their bill each day, said the executive. The practice is followed by all of the six hotels operated by the Landis group across Taiwan, said the executive.
European and American guests seem most supportive of such measures to conserve water, followed by Japanese tourists and Taiwan tourists in that order, said the anonymous executive.
Water conservation is encouraged as Taiwan launched a new phase of water rationing this week to deal with its worst drought in years. Inadequate rainfall, sediment buildup in reservoirs, leaky pipes and wasteful consumers have led to water levels in reservoirs dropping to 50 percent or less of their capacity. (By Chen Wei-ting and Maubo Chang)


Updated : 2021-09-25 02:52 GMT+08:00