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Water department considering free water compensation

Water department considering free water compensation

Water department considering free water usage

The Taipei Water Department pointed out Monday that it is considering a plan to charge water consumption for free in the last few days when drinking water had been affected by Typhoon Soudelor.

The island’s northern reservoir had been flooded by muddy water last weekend, resulting in water quality exceeding 39,300 Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU).

The compensation plan is expected to be announced publicly in the next three days, according to the water board.

The move will benefit around 1.6 million affected households in the greater Taipei metropolitan area.

According to the department’s Deputy Commissioner Chen Man-li, the beneficiaries will encompass residents in Zhongho, Yungho, Xindian, Sanchung, and parts of Xizhi in Taipei City.

Meanwhile, the more than 21,000 households in New Taipei and Keelung that had their water cut off as a result of the typhoon are expected to see their water supply restored by midnight, Chen said.


Updated : 2022-01-22 22:19 GMT+08:00

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