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Stricter water rationing could start in Tainan late May

Stricter water rationing could start in Tainan late May

Taipei, May 8 (CNA) Stricter water rationing measures could take effect in Tainan as soon as late May, as the water level of a main reservoir supplying water for the city has recently fallen to a new low. As of 6 a.m. Friday, the water level at Nanhua Reservoir (????) in Tainan stood at 157.60 meters, equivalent to just 16.41 percent of its overall capacity. To cope with the situation, the government is currently supplying water for Tainan via Zengwen Reservoir (????), Wushantou Reservoir (?????) and Jiaxian Weir (?????), as well as reducing the water supplied by Nanhua Reservoir, Water Resources Agency official Lin Yuan-peng (???) said Friday in a meeting on water rationing measures. It is hoped that phase-2 water rationing measures can be continued for "a bit longer," before phase-3 measures are put into effect in Tainan, said Lin. The stricter phase-3 water rationing measures include suspending water supplies to households and heavy users for two days out of each week. The phase-2 water rationing calls for water supplies to be cut by 10 percent and have been in effect in the southern city since April 15. As of Friday noon, meanwhile, Typhoon Noul was centered 1,500 kilometers southeast of Taiwan's southernmost tip of Eluanbi, moving west-northwest at 20 kph. As Noel is approaching the Philippines, and could begin affecting Taiwan early next week, Lin said the next meeting on water rationing measures in Tainan and Taoyuan in northern Taiwan will be held May 15. (By Milly Lin and Kuo Chung-han)


Updated : 2021-09-17 15:56 GMT+08:00