Taiwan implemented water rationing for one million households and businesses in the central regions as the country faced its worst drought in 56 years.
The Taiwanese Water Resources Agency (WRA).) has reduced supply in Taichung, Miaoli and northern Changhua county for two days a week.
WRA announced that it is drilling 10 wells in Miaoli that can supply 10,000 tons of water a day, and 30 in Taichung.
The WRA reported that in southern Tainan city, water levels at the island’s largest reservoir Tsengwen were less than 12 percent, while the Baihe reservoir dried out.
Hsinchu, Chiayi, Tainan, and Kaohsiung may also be subjected to rationing if reservoir levels drop lower.
The drought was attributed to the lack of typhoons making landfall in Taiwan since last year.