BMC to review lake levels, may roll back water cut
The civic administration will undertake a review meeting on the water stock in the six lakes that supply potable water to the city on Wednesday.mumbai Updated: Aug 25, 2010 02:05 IST
The civic administration will undertake a review meeting on the water stock in the six lakes that supply potable water to the city on Wednesday.
Sources said the officials might roll back the remaining 7 per cent water cut this week.
“We are in a comfortable position this year due to healthy rainfall. We will to take the review the situation tomorrow and then decide whether the cuts should be rolled back completely,” said Additional Municipal Commissioner, Anil Diggikar.
On August 13, the municipal corporation announced that it will supply an additional 100 million litres of water daily (mld).
The city has been receiving around 3,200 million litres of water daily (MLD) since a fortnight as against the 2,900 mld, which it was getting when the 15-per cent cut was in place.
Last week, members of the civic standing committee had adjourned the meeting over their demand to withdraw the water cuts.
This year, four of the six lakes have overflowed and the total water stock in all the six lakes as on Tuesday was 10.92 lakh million litres as against 7.39 lakh million litres last year.
But the two state-owned dams, Bhatsa and Upper Vaitarna that provide almost 80 per cent of the total water supply, are also close to their overflow mark.