Water cuts not expected for a year as the lakes are full


This year, Mumbaikars will not have to face water cuts, as lakes in Mumbai are filled to its brim, thanks to a good monsoon. 

According to the civic data on October 2, 2017, the total water stock in all seven lakes - Modak Sagar, Tansa, Vihar, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarana, Bhatsa and Middle Vaitarana - is 14.40 lakh million litres (ml) and Mumbai needs 14.5 lakh ml water which will last for the entire summer.

The full storage capacity of all seven lakes is 14.47 lakh million litres and the civic body currently has a stock of 14.35 lakh million litres. Tansa, Modak Sagar, Tulsi, Vihar, Upper Vaitarna, Central Vaitarna, and Bhatsa provides 375 cr litre water on a daily basis.

Though the lakes are full, we have to use water from Bhatsa reserve. We will plan accordingly and distribute water,” Ramesh Bamble, Deputy Commissioner, BMC.

Water level for the last three years

Year 2017 - 1,43,480 cr litres
Year 2016 - 1,44,30 cr litres
Year 2015 - 1,14,500 cr litres

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