Water supply suspension in Central Taiwan starts on April 6
In order to deal with the drought in central Taiwan, areas in Taichung, Miaoli and Changhua will start a water supply suspension on April 6. The water supply suspension will be for two days each week.
According to FOCUS TAIWAN, in both Taichung and Miaoli, the targeted areas will be divided into two zones, with each zone subject to a two-day suspension of water supply each week, on a rotational basis.
Parts of Changhua closest to the border of Taichung will be included in the rotation.
Meanwhile, some science parks and other industrial sites, which have access to groundwater or a specially allocated supply in Taichung and Miaoli, will be required to reduce their consumption by 15 percent but will not be included in the two-day suspension.
FOCUS TAIWAN mentions, when the new water rationing measure begins on April 6, the supply will be suspended Tuesdays and Wednesdays in areas of Taichung east of National Highway No. 1, including Beitun, East, South, West, North and Central districts, according to the WRA.
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All areas of Changhua City, apart from its eastern suburbs, will also see a cut in water supply on those two days, the agency said.
On Thursdays and Fridays, the other zone in Taichung will be areas west of National Highway No. 1, including Shalu, Wuqi, Longjing, Houli and Waipu districts, and parts of Dajia and Qingshui districts. The eastern suburbs of Changhua City will be included in that zone.
In Miaoli, meanwhile, the water supply will be suspended on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in most of Toufen City, and at the Zhunan and Guangyuan science parks, while a small area of Hsinchu City -- Xiangshan District -- will also be included.
On Thursdays and Fridays, Zhunan Township and Toufen Industrial Park in Miaoli will see a suspension of water supply.