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Kaohsiung lifts water rationing following heavy rain

Kaohsiung lifts water rationing following heavy rain

Taipei, May 25 (CNA) The southern city of Kaohsiung lifted water rationing measures Monday after a plum rain front brought heavy rainfall to the region, according to Vice Economics Minister Yang Wei-fuu (???). Kaohsiung has accumulated over 200 million cubic meters of water because of the rain, which has eased the lingering drought situation, he said. The water authorities announced phase-three rationing in 29 of Kaohsiung's 38 districts May 4, although the measure was not implemented. Phase-one water rationing means reduced water pressure at night, phase-two calls for water supply restrictions for big users who usually consume more than 1,000 cubic meters per month, and phase-three rationing cuts the water supply to entire areas for two days a week on a rotating basis. In nearby Tainan, however, phase-one rationing replaced the previous phase-two rationing, out of concern for agricultural needs, the Economics Ministry said. Currently, certain areas of New Taipei, Taoyuan and Miaoli in the north, and Tainan and Chiayi in the south, are under phase-one water rationing. (By Lin Meng-ju and Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-19 19:48 GMT+08:00