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BMC to impose 10% water cut from July 1

Jun 28, 2023 08:12 AM IST

Additional municipal commissioner (projects), P Velarasu, said, “We have recommended a 10% water cut and submitted a file to the commissioner. There is marginal improvement in lake water level, but we have stock that will last for 40 days, hence we have to be cautious”

Mumbai: With the late commencement of monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will impose a 10% water cut from July 1.

Mumbai, India - June 27, 2023 : People cross the road during heavy rain Near Court at Bandra, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - June 27, 2023 : People cross the road during heavy rain Near Court at Bandra, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)

Additional municipal commissioner (projects), P Velarasu, said, “We have recommended a 10% water cut and submitted a file to the commissioner. There is marginal improvement in lake water level, but we have stock that will last for 40 days, hence we have to be cautious.”

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The city gets its water supply from five BMC-owned lakes like Vehar, Tulsi, Tansa, Middle Vaitarna and Modak Sagar and two irrigation department owned lakes like Upper Vaitarna and Bhatsa.

Currently, the city has 6.97% water stock left on June 27, while it was 9.19% stock in 2022 and 16.66% in 2021 on the same days.

A senior engineer of the water works department said, “The predictions for rains are good this time. We will assess the situation and then take a call on withdrawing the cut.”

City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) has already imposed a 15% water cut in Navi Mumbai.

Bhatsa in Shahapur tehsil is the biggest supplier of water to the city and caters to around 50% needs of the city. The present lake level is at 105.41 metres (overflow level 142.07 metres) as against the 109.20 metres last year. It has received a rainfall of 146 mm till June 27.

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