Some factories are pumping ground water to compensate for the water restrictions. This has led to ground subsistence in areas where excessive pumping has occurred.
Increasing population and manufacturing will continue to put pressure on water sources.
In the category of there’s always a crook ready to make a buck – scammers have been caught selling bottled water as distilled water or mineral water when it comes from dubious ground water sources.
Taiwan is expecting a weather system to bring light rains to the northern part of the island, but that area is not as parched as the south. Little relief is expected there.
Small changes in climate can translate to big changes in weather patterns.
The China Post
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