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Good news: Heavy rain gave Mumbai 40% of its drinking water supply for a year

Mumbai city news: Lakes supplying water to the city have 5.37 lakh million litres, almost 40% of the supply Mumbai needs for a year.

mumbai Updated: Jul 13, 2017 00:14 IST
Tanushree Venkatraman
In a first this season, the Powai lake started overflowing last week.
In a first this season, the Powai lake started overflowing last week. (HT)

While the heavy rain makes your commute in Mumbai tough, here’s some good news.

The heavy rain through the weekend added water to the catchment areas supplying drinking water to the city.

According to official data, the lakes supplying water to the city have 5.37 lakh million litres, almost 40% of the supply Mumbai needs for a year.

The amount is almost 4 lakh million litres more than during the same period last year

The total quantity of water, as of July 2, is the highest in the past four years.

In 2015, the city had 3.34 lakh million litres as of July 2.

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The city needs a total of 14.36 lakh million litres by the end of September to avoid water cuts.

In 2015-16, the city witnessed water cuts for almost an entire year due to lack of rainfall.

The city requires 3,700 million litres of water everyday.

In a first this season, the Powai lake started overflowing last week.

Although the lake does not supply drinking water to the city, the water is used to cater to the needs of industries in Aarey Colony.

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