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Stricter water rationing to be delayed for 2nd week in Kaohsiung

Stricter water rationing to be delayed for 2nd week in Kaohsiung

Taipei, May 15 (CNA) Measures to tighten water rationing will be suspended next week for the second week in a row in Kaohsiung, water authorities announced Friday. Households will continue to have access to tap water all seven days of next week instead of having their water supplies cut off May 19-20 as previously scheduled, after days of thundershowers in mountainous areas and heavy rainfall forecast for next week.
The thundershowers have delivered fresh water to the Kaoping River Weir, which provides 70 percent of the water consumed in Kaohsiung, the biggest city in southern Taiwan. Meanwhile, the Central Weather Bureau forecast heavy rain from May 20-22. Kaohsiung introduced stage-three water rationing May 4, cutting water supplies to residents in 29 of the city's 38 districts every Tuesday and Wednesday, as southern Taiwan, along with northern Taiwan, faces its worst drought in decades. The stricter rationing measures were put off last week due to rain brought by the annual plum rain season. (By Huang Chiao-wen and Scully Hsiao)


Updated : 2021-09-18 19:24 GMT+08:00