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Water cuts in Mumbai down to 10%

mumbai Updated: Aug 07, 2010 01:41 IST
HT Correspondent

As water in the Tansa lake overflowed at 8.30 am on Friday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation announced that water cuts in the city would be reduced to 10 per cent.

Residential and commercial users have been subjected to 15 to 30 per cent water cuts since last August.

Of the six lakes that supply water to the city, Tansa is the third lake to overflow, after Modak Sagar and Tulsi.

Incessant rain over the past 20 days has increased water levels in all these lakes.

The total water stock has gone up to 9.75 lakh million litres as against 7.22 lakh million litres on the same day last year.

Though Municipal Commissioner Swadheen Kshatriya has not officially announced the reduction in water cuts in the city, he said: “We are supplying 100 to 130 million litres more water to the city. Though there has been

satisfactory rainfall, we will take a review only on August 15 and then decide about water cuts,”

Upper Vaitarna has filled up 52 per cent, Vihar 79 per cent and Bhatsa — the that is major source of water for Mumbai — has filled up 71 per cent.