Disasters

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  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taipei on September 27th halted water withdrawals from reservoirs supplying the city after heavy rains and mudslides brought by Typhoon Megi caused high turbidity levels. The storm has killed four people and injured 329 others. According
  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) on September 26th once again urged residents of the island to start storing water as a precautionary measure in case the approaching Typhoon Megi causes water supply disruptions due to power outages or
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) announced this week that it has restored water service to 720,000 households in southern Taiwan that lost supply ias a result of Super Typhoon Meranti. As of September 16th, all pipeline reconnections
  • 15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Super Typhoon Meranti hit Taiwan on September 14th, leaving 650,000 households without power and 750,000 without water. Most of the outages were in Pingtung, Taitung and Hualien counties. Some 35 people were reported injured as a result
  • 22 Jul 2016- 09:36 by Local Press Report TAIPEI Taipei Times Taiwan Water Corp chairman Kuo Chun-ming on Wednesday said there will be no increase in the cost of water in the coming year. Kuo said that this year’s rainfall has been sufficient, adding that he hopes typhoons will not make landfall for
  • 29 Sep 2015- 08:37 by Local Press Report TAIPEI China Post Much of Taipei was in lockdown mode as Typhoon Dujuan made landfall yesterday, pounding the island's north with heavy rain and winds, with the city implementing halts to water drawing from reservoirs to guard existing drinking water
  • 19 Aug 2015- 08:40 by Local Press Report TAIPEI China Post As the strength of typhoons Goni and Atsani intensifies, the Water Resources Agency said yesterday it is bracing for their possible impact. The agency falls under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, which has ordered it to take full anti
  • 11 Aug 2015- 09:09 by Local Press Report TAIPEI China Post Taipei Water Department said yesterday that it will announce compensation measures regarding water billing in two days. Typhoon Soudelor ripped through Taiwan over the weekend, leaving millions of people with muddy water coming out of their
  • 10 Aug 2015- 08:51 by Local Press Report TAIPEI Forbes The typhoon that ripped across the island Saturday has confronted millions of people with tap water unfit for drinking, rare fallout from the seasonal storms. Flooding from Typhoon Soudelor overwhelmed water purification systems in two cities,
  • 14 Jul 2015- 09:38 by Local Press Report TAIPEI China Post Over the weekend, Typhoon Chan-hom filled the Shihmen Reservoir to 90 per cent capacity, WRA Chief Secretary Lai Chien-hsin said yesterday and water levels are expected to stablize by September. Lai said the WRA is set to adjust its water
  • 12 May 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan on May 12th lifted third-phase rationing in areas supplied by the Shimen Reservoir, including Taoyuan and New Taipei. The strict rationing regime-- which included rotating water cuts two days per week-- had begun on April 8th. The
  • 15 Nov 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan’s Executive Yuan Council (Cabinet) this week approved a $2 billion USD six-year flood control plan. The new plan is expected to replace the current one, worth $2.7 billion USD, which is set to expire in January 2014. The
  • More than 500 million tons of water is lost to leaks evey year in Taiwan, the Taiwan Water Supply Corp said last week. In order to reduce the leakage, the company plans to invest some $2.1 billion USD between now and 2022.
  • An environmental analyst has attacked Taiwanese water officials for alleged corruption.

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