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Chipmakers in drought-hit Taiwan order water trucks to prepare for 'the worst'

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan chipmakers are buying water by the truckload for some of their foundries as the island widens restrictions on water supply amid a drought that could exacerbate a chip supply ...

Southwestern Taiwan to face tougher water rationing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stricter water rationing will be introduced on the Chiayi–Tainan Plain, or Jianan Plain, in the south central region of western Taiwan amid sparse rainfall. The Z...

Taiwan Water Corp. foresees no water shortages for 3 months, no tariff increases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no water shortages and no tariff increases on water for three months this summer, Taiwan Water Corporation Chairman Hu Nan-tzer (胡南澤) said Tuesday (June 23)....

Taiwan to subsidize utility bills for businesses hurt by coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan is considering plans to subsidize utility bills for businesses hurt amid the coronavirus outbreak, with details to be hammered out soon. The Mi...

Thousands oppose mining application in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Water Source Conservation Anti-Mining Action Alliance was formally established on Friday (Nov. 8) in Yilan City, with 25,000 people signing up to protect the northeast...

Video shows firefighters capture 6.5-meter python in Kaohsiung City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Firefighters captured an invasive 6.5-meter-long Burmese python near a lake in Kaohsiung City on Thursday (Oct. 3). Thursday afternoon, a Burmese python measuring 6.5 m...

It’s time to drink tap water in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It’s summer and the heat is unbearable, which is why everyone wants to stay indoors, with a refreshing drink and the air conditioning full on. Though Taiwan has a...

Taiwanese netizens mock shoddy workmanship on Kaohsiung road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a netizen posted video of flimsy white lines on a road in Kaohsiung, netizens were quick to blame Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), but a different government department ...

Taiwan Water Corporation considers increasing water fees next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC), a state-owned enterprise that provides water supply services across most parts of Taiwan, is mulling a plan to increases water fees next ye...

Water cut off to 150,000 homes in New Taipei, Taoyuan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The water supply for 150,000 homes in New Taipei City and Taoyuan is being temporarily disrupted for 12 hours today (Nov. 30) to carry out maintenance work on high-voltage equi...

Water to be cut off to 150,000 homes in New Taipei, Taoyuan on Nov. 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The water supply for 150,000 homes in New Taipei City and Taoyuan will be temporarily disrupted for 12 hours on Nov. 30 to carry out maintenance work on high-voltage equipment,...

Water supply temporarily cut to 590,000 homes in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 590,000 households in Kaohsiung City (高雄市) will be affected by water supply restrictions for 32 hours on Sept. 19-20, as improvements are made to water infrastructure...

Taiwan Water Corporation denies it wants to build on Niaosong Wetlands Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan Water Corporation says it will not build a car park on the Niaosong Wetland Park. Kaohsiung City’s Niaosong Wetland Park (鳥松濕地) has hundreds of species of birds, ...

Public urged to store water as strong typhoon approaches

As this year’s 14th typhoon Meranti is expected to strike Taiwan this week, Taiwan Water Corporation has urged the public to stockpile water, for the storm may affect water quality, rendering clean wa...