TSMC in need of more waterWeeks ago, TSMC started trucking in water and things are about to get worse as Taiwan's water reserves are drying up. WCCF Tech writes TSMC has ordered 100 water tankers but the site has some wrong calculations here and there as they assume a water truck can hold 20,000 tons. TSMC is not ordering general purpose tankers -- it's about water trucks so the 20,000 tons figure is totally unrealistic.
One large water truck has 20 tons of water and TSMC would need roughly 100 tankers a day to satisfy its entire water consumption. At the moment, the Taiwanese government has ordered companies in Hsinchu, where TSMC has its main base of operations, to cut water consumption by 11 percent. This comes down to around 10 tankers a day for TSMC.
Liberty Times reports Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs Ms. Mei-Hua Wang has warned companies that the industrial water saving rate in Hsinchu, Miaoli, and Taichung may soon be increased to 15 percent.