Taiwan Water Corporation expects demand for water to rise on Wednesday

The crowds are expected to emerge at the water supply points by noon on Wednesday. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC,台灣自來水公司) said on Tuesday that it expects the local public to head to the water supply points by noon on Wednesday after the first water supply cut started earlier that day.

As there is still water in everyone’s water tower, there are not many people taking water Tuesday morning, Mu Yueh-chun (穆岳鈞), director of the fourth district management of TWC said.

Mu said that the water rationing policy has little impact on people’s daily lives because the water supply will be restored at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, and 90 percent of the water supply will be provided at 6 a.m. on Thursday.

“The water-rationing period is only 12 hours, which has little impact on people’s lives,” Mu said.

Starting from Tuesday, Taichung and Miaoli implemented a water rationing measure with a weekly two-day water supply suspension.

Mu added that 15 percent of water consumption could be saved every day during the water restriction period.

With the implementation of water restriction measures, Taichung City is expected to save 217,500 tons of water.