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Due to drought, water pressure will be reduced in Keelung and Shioji from September 3

TAIPEI, Aug. 27 (CNA) Due to concerns over water shortages, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced that the water pressure will be reduced in Keelung and Xizhi districts of New Taipei from 11pm to 5am from 3 September.

The Xinshan Reservoir, which supplies the two regions, is currently less than 38% full, and the Taiwan Water Authority has warned that further restrictions on water use could be implemented if levels continue to decline. did.

Meanwhile, MOEA also raised the water alert level to “green” for the rest of New Taipei City, Taoyuan City and Tainan City, calling on local residents to take measures to conserve water.

MOEA Director General Wang Meihua met with the ministry’s Water Resources Authority (WRA) on Saturday to discuss possible measures to combat the impact of climate change on Taiwan’s weather patterns and precipitation, MOEA said. said in a statement.

According to WRA, average rainfall reported in July this year was only 40% of the monthly average compared to previous years, prompting water-saving measures to be implemented as early as June.

As Taiwan usually experiences heavy rainfall at this time of year, Wang asked all reservoirs to provide reports on water levels three times a day to keep an eye on weather changes and the possibility of both droughts and floods. I’m here.

https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202208270013 Due to drought, water pressure will be reduced in Keelung and Shioji from September 3

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