Government working with chain stores to give water-saving product discounts
Organization: Department of International Cooperation Publish Date: 2017-04-07 13:44
The government announced April 6, 2017, that it is working with eight chain stores to offer a 10-percent discount on water saving products over the next four months.
The promotion is part of the governments efforts to encourage conservation in light of the recent low reserves at many of Taiwans reservoirs, the Water Resources Agency said.
Last year the government allocated NT$770 million (US$ 254000000) in subsidies to consumers for the purchase of water-saving products but has changed its approach this year to partnering with chain stores on discounts.
Each person in Taiwan uses an average of roughly 273 liters of water per day, with the top three uses being for bathing, flushing and laundry, according to government statistics.