Taiwater urges locals to preserve water in cleanup

The China Post news staff

Taiwan Water Corp. yesterday urged families to help keep water levels stable by preserving water during the annual rush of cleaning that traditionally comes with the Lunar New Year period.

Hu Nan-tse, Vice President of Taiwan Water Corp., pointed out that each year before the Lunar New Year break, water consumption rises as families clean up their places. Each year Taiwan Water Corp. works to make sure the water supply remains stable, but at some times local may find water pressure running low. Hu emphasized that, with no other holidays prior to the New Year break this year, water consumption will reach its peak on Lunar New Year’s Eve on Feb. 2. On that day, consumption may total 9.27 million tons, an 8.4 percent increase from 8.55 million tons for typical days. Taiwan Water Corp. has announced that it will not close for business during the six-day break, from Feb. 2 to Feb. 7, and that staff will be available over the break to monitor water usage and work out water supply problems, he said. However, he expressed his hope families would clean up at different time slots and do so as early as possible to maintain stable water supply.