Mumbaikars need not worry about water supply

Mumbai won't be facing any water cuts in its supply as sufficient water has accumulated in the lakes around the city

Mumbaikars need not worry about water supply

Due to heavy rains this monsoon season, the water level in seven lakes around Mumbai has increased. As the city draws water from these lakes, Mumbaikars don’t have worry about water cuts anymore. Water for 366 days has been added to all the reservoirs in Mumbai.

A total of 1,39,382 crore litre water has been accumulated in seven lakes including Upper Sagar, Modaksagar, Bhasta, Vihar, Tansa, Tulsi, Madhya Vaitarna. Water to Mumbaikars can be supplied for another 366 days from the lakes. 

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However, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials are worried and say that in order to replenish the water used until now, the rains during September end are necessary.  

Every day, 380 crore litre water is extracted from these lakes. Of the 380 litre water, Bhiwandi and Thane Municipal Corporation receive 15 litres. From October 31 to next year, the lakes should have 1,44,736 crore litres of water. This year, due to sufficient rainfall, the water in the lakes have accumulated up to 1,39,382 crore litres.

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