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BMC hints at decreasing water cuts post monsoon

mumbai Updated: Jun 05, 2010 12:06 IST

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has said that there would be no rise in water cuts in the city till mid July but it might decrease after monsoon.

"Our agenda is to come out of the water crisis situation. We are continuously monitoring the lake levels and till mid-July there will be no rise in water cuts. Even after, we do not intend to increase the water cuts. The cuts will either remain or be decreased," Deputy Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Gondaliya said.

Due to scanty rainfall last year, the civic body had imposed water cuts since last June. Presently, residential and commercial users are facing 15 and 30 per cent water cuts respectively.

"If the intensity and regularity of rainfall is exceptionally good, then lake levels will rise steadily and accordingly we can think about reducing the cut," Gondaliya said.

At present, the lakes have a total available stock of 1,01,721 million litres per day (mld) against 2,45,343 mld last year.

BMC has said it will be able to supply 2,900 mld till July 15. A population of over 1.25 crore receives 3,450 mld of water against the demand of 4,500 mld, meaning a shortfall of 1050 mld.