Mumbaikars may witness up to 10 per cent water cut

Every year, 14,47,000 million litres of water is required to ensure smooth supply throughout the city. As such, currently, the city has 11,00,000 million liters of water in water supply ponds. Thus, BMC has enforced a 10 per cent water cut

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This year, Mumbai witnessed an expectedly low rainfall which adversely affected Mumbai's water supply ponds which have been not sufficiently filled. Due to which, the city is now facing a situation of water scarcity. Thus, Mumbaikars now will have to face a water cut November 15 onwards, till the next monsoon arrives. 

Since November 15, the municipal administration has decided to reduce the water supply for its residents by up to 10 per cent. A proposal for this has been passed without approval of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Standing Committee on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, along with Mumbai, the neighbouring regions including Bhiwandi, Thane, Kalyan etc. are also expected to experience a water cut by up to 10 per cent. Therefore, the citizens have been advised to consume and use water prudently.

Every year, 14,47,000 million liters of water is required to ensure smooth supply of water throughout Mumbai. As such, currently, the city has 11,00,000 million liters of water in its supply ponds. In November last year, Mumbai had 92 per cent water stock in the ponds for water supply. However, there is only 76 per cent water stock left in the ponds by November this year.

While the decision has been taken in the best interest of the city, the crisis is expected to increase as time passes since Mumbai will experience rainfall after six months. 

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