There will be no water cuts in Mumbai, at least for the next two months. The civic body on Friday said the water stock in all seven lakes was sufficient — 2.01 lakh million litres — for the next 53 days.
Senior civic officials said there is enough water even if the rains are delayed and residents should not worry about any imminent cuts. “The current water stock is more in comparison to last year. There will be no cuts in the city ahead of the monsoon. In case of delayed rains, we will come up with a plan when required,” SVR Srinivas, additional municipal commissioner, said in the standing committee meeting on Friday.
However, corporators expressed concern regarding insufficient water supply in some parts of the island city because of old water pipelines.
After delayed and scanty rainfall last year, the city had to face 20% cuts in residential areas and 50% in commercial establishments.
In the past month, the BMC has been imposing frequent water cuts in various parts of the city for pipeline repair.