Mumbai may not face water cut next year as 95.53 per cent lakes are full

As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, the city has enough water for the next 285 days

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During the early months of monsoon, heavy rains that lashed the catchment areas have filled the seven lakes up to 95.53 per cent as on Saturday morning around 6:00 am. This means that the city will have enough water for the next 285 days. However, unless and until the lakes are filled up to 100 per cent by October 1, 2018, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will not be able to declare any water cuts for next year.

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Currently, out of seven lakes, three lakes are overflowing while others are yet to fill to the brim. On July 17, Tansa lake started overflowing but for now, it has stopped the same. However, Vihar and Tulsi, which are both located within city limits, are full up to 100 per cent. Meanwhile, Modak Sagar is filled up to 99.99 per cent, Bhatsa has 6,81,096 million litres of water.

In case of no water cuts, the city needs 14.473 lakh million litres of water but for now, it has only 12.773 lakh million litres of water.

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Mumbai receives water from Vihar, Tulsi, Bhatsa, Middle Vaitarna, Upper Vaitarna, Tansa and Modak Sagar, which are situated in Thane and Nashik districts

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