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Taiwan resorts to water rationing as island battles its worst drought in a decade

Apr 08, 2015    

Taiwan launched water rationing in some major cities on Wednesday as the island battled its worst drought in over a decade, following the lowest rainfall in nearly 70 years.The state water company cut supplies to around 800,000 households and businesses in Taoyuan city as well as parts of Hsinchu county and New Taipei City in northern Taiwan for two days a week for an indefinite period.The government said that it was forced to impose the measure as the water supply situation was "urgent".It comes after the lowest rainfall across the island last autumn and winter since 1947.Parts of t...

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