BMC reduces water cut as lakes receive fresh rains | Mumbai News – Times of India


MUMBAI: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) has diminished the prevailing water minimize from 20% to 10% from Friday, as the extent of the seven lakes that offer water to town crossed 85% of their whole capability on Wednesday morning. Final yr until the identical date, the collective water inventory in these lakes was 94.28%.
The BMC had imposed water cuts within the metropolis from the primary week of August because the catchment areas of those lakes acquired poor rainfall in June-July. However they acquired good rainfall within the final 15 days, rising the lake stage from 35% to 85%.
The 2 smaller lakes which can be located within the metropolis restrict –Tulsi and Vihar—overflowing since final month and one of many remaining 5—Modak Sagar (Decrease Vaitarna) overflows on Tuesday.
There will probably be solely 10% water minimize within the metropolis from Friday, and BMC might withdraw that too as soon as lake stage crosses 90%. Officers said that it’s raining within the catchment areas of the 5 lakes located outdoors town restrict and they’re anticipating that lakes will get required water shares within the subsequent few days.


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