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One week of Rain adds 20 days’ stock of water in lakes

Rainfall over the past one week has added 20 days’ stock of water to the lakes that supply water to the city. Since July 2, about 63,457 million litres of water has been added to the six lakes.

mumbai Updated: Jul 10, 2012 01:22 IST
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Rainfall over the past one week has added 20 days’ stock of water to the lakes that supply water to the city. Since July 2, about 63,457 million litres of water has been added to the six lakes.

However, the 10% water cut imposed by the civic body is unlikely to be lifted immediately. Last year, during the same period – July 2 to 9 – only around 32,227 million litres of water was added.

Water cuts are likely to continue as water levels are nowhere close to the required mark, as they were last year, as a result of the dry spell in June.

“It is raining in the catchment areas, however, the water levels have not yet risen as much as we had expected. We are analysing the situation every day and are hopeful that water cuts will not extend beyond July 15,” said AS Tawadia, deputy hydraulic engineer (planning and control), Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Mumbai receives 3,430 million litres of water every day, and currently with the 10% water cut, it has been receiving 3,087 million litres.

On July 9, the available usable water was 1,29,646 million litres compared to last year’s 2,06,522 million litres.