Taipei Reservoir Levels Stable Despite Drought Across Taiwan; Mayor Encourages Water Conservation

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Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je inspected the Feitsui Reservoir on March 28. The mayor noted that Taipei has been successful in avoiding water rationing as of today because of the reservoir. The water supply should be enough to hold through the end of June.

The rest of Taiwan is suffering the largest drought in 60 years. While Taipei has yet to limit the use of water, it will support water use in New Taipei City. The city supplies New Taipei with about 1.2 million tons of water per day. It will boost the amount by 440,000 tons once the new pipes have been installed. In addition, Taipei will provide water to industries in areas facing water shortages.

The mayor pointed out that Taipei will implement water conservation measures. The Public Works Department already uses reclaimed water for watering plants and mopping floors.

Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government

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