Wed, Sep 07, 2005 - Page 8 News List

Water-supply questions

By Jakob Dempsey

Your editorial ("Why Taoyuan has water shortages," Sept. 3, page 8) really hit the nail on the head concerning our problem with soil erosion into the Shihmen Reservoir. Two different parties need to be asked a question: First, to the local politicians and police: Why are the illegal interests of such a small number of farmers so much more important than the welfare of everyone else in the county? Can the bribes be that large?

Second, to the public: Do you really not know what's going on? Why are you so apathetic?

Jakob Dempsey

Taoyuan County

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