Good news: Heavy spell gives Mumbai water for 10 days
If you are still angry over the trouble you faced owing to the rain on Tuesday, here’s something you can cheer about. The rain since Monday morning has given the seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai water stock for 10 days.mumbai Updated: Jul 22, 2015 18:11 IST
If you are still angry over the trouble you faced owing to the rain on Tuesday, here’s something you can cheer about. The rain since Monday morning has given the seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai water stock for 10 days.
The rain has increased the lake levels considerably, bringing the water stock in all seven lakes to 3,05,297 million litres.
Ashok Tawadia , chief engineer, hydraulic department, s aid, “The current water stock, which is 30% more than last year, could last the city for another 93 days. No water cut has been planned for now.”
With two more months of monsoon, Mumbai will get enough water stock to last till next year, said civic body.
Modak Sagar and Tansa received about 109.60mm and 176.20mm of rainfall, respectively, whereas the Upper and Middle Vaitar na received 108.40mm and 116mm rainfall from Monday till Tuesday morning. Bhatsa recorded 115mm rain during the same period.
By October 1, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation needs water stock that should be sufficient for 304 days.
A meeting to review the water situation in the city that was to be held next week has now been deferred.
“We need more such spells at the catchment areas for the lake levels to rise. We are hopeful the situation will get better as we have two months of monsoon left,” said a civic official, on condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
First Published: Jul 22, 2015 18:08 IST