Water shortage in Mumbai?

Pipeline leakages and water theft is making the situation more difficult and in certain areas, water cuts have been more than 10 per cent occasionally

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be imposing water cuts in the month of May as the water reserves in the city's lakes have been decreasing.
The situation of water stock in seven lakes of Mumbai appears grim as only 22 per cent of the stock was left till April 20. Whereas, it was 35 per cent last year.

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The seven lakes that provide water to Mumbai are Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Tansa, Modak Sagar, Bhatsa, Vihar and Tulsi.

As stated in the Asian Age, an official said that pipeline leakages and water theft is making the situation more difficult and in certain areas, water cuts have been more than 10 per cent. However, if the monsoon goes well, water cuts will be lifted. Although the water reserves may suffice till June, additional cuts can be imposed if the rain in June isn't sufficient.  

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