The deficit has reduced by 1 lakh million litres in the last two days. With another month of monsoon to go, the civic body needs 2.5 lakh million litres of water to last till the next monsoon. The current water stock as on Friday stands at 10,11,370 million litres which can last for around ten months.
Tansa Lake, which supplies 11% of water to the city, is nearing the overflow mark with a shortfall of only 0.48 metres.
“Water stock has crossed the 10 lakh million litres mark but it needs to rain persistently for at least the next 10-15 days for the situation to become completely stable” said Ramesh Bhambale, chief hydraulic engineer, BMC.
Island city witnesses season’s wettest spell
The island city received heavy rainfall on Thursday night, making it the year’s wettest 24-hour period. Colaba recorded 112.6mm of rainfall and Santacruz recorded 11.2mm of rainfall between 8.30am on Thursday and 8.30 am on Friday. On Friday, the city received 3.46mm of rainfall.