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  Metros   Mumbai  25 Apr 2018  No water cuts for Mumbai this summer

No water cuts for Mumbai this summer

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 25, 2018, 2:21 am IST
Updated : Apr 25, 2018, 2:21 am IST

According to the civic data, the present stock is slightly less than last year's stock of 4.8 lakh ml of water.

A couple of years ago, the city had witnessed a severe water crisis due to inadequate rains and 20 per cent water cuts were imposed.  (Representational image)
 A couple of years ago, the city had witnessed a severe water crisis due to inadequate rains and 20 per cent water cuts were imposed. (Representational image)

Mumbai: Mumbaikars need not worry about water cuts this summer as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sufficient water stock in its lakes, thanks to the heavy rainfall last monsoon.

All seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai have sufficient water stock, which is enough to last the entire summer season, said civic officials.

According to civic officials, the city needs water stock of 14.47 lakh million litres at the end of monsoon every year so that it lasts the entire summer without any water cuts being imposed. As of April 24, the city has nearly 4.7 lakh million litres of water. Considering that the BMC's daily supply to the city is 3,750 million litres daily (mld), the present water stock is good enough to last for the summer season.

According to the civic data, the present stock is slightly less than last year's stock of 4.8 lakh ml of water. But it still can be enough for more than four months, which means it can last up to the end of July, said a senior civic official.

The BMC has seven lakes - Modak Sagar, Tansa, Tulsi, Vihar, Upper Vaitarana, Bhatsa and Middle Vaitarana - which supply water to the city. Of them, the last three with their large catchments areas, play a major role in ensuring regular supply to the city.

“The city has enough water supply and needs not worry about any water cuts. But at the same time, Mumbaikars should use water judiciously as it is a precious commodity,” said Mr A. K. Tawadia, chief hydraulic engineer, BMC.

A couple of years ago, the city had witnessed a severe water crisis due to inadequate rains and 20 per cent water cuts were imposed. However, the rain gods have been smiling on the city for the last two years.

Water stock

The city needs water stock of 14.47 lakh million litres to last for the entire summer. At present, it has nearly 4.7 lakh million litres of water, which is more than enough to last till the next monsoon arrives. Considering that the BMC supplies 3,750 million litres daily (mld), the present water stock is good enough to last for four months.

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