Mumbai: Residents of Mumbai, including those living in Bhiwandi, Thane and Kalyan, will face 10 per cent cut in water supply from November 15. The curb by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will remain in place till further review. The decision comes in the wake of 15 per cent lesser water stock in the lakes in comparison to same period last year.Also Read - Viral Video: Elderly Woman Slips & Falls While Boarding Moving Train, Passengers Save Her | Watch
“It has been decided to impose a 10 per cent cut in the amount of water supply from November 15 and to effect this, there will 15 per cent reduction in the duration of water supply,” a BMC official was quoted as saying by PTI. Also Read - Ganesh Visarjan 2021: 500 Home Guards, 275 Constables Deployed in Mumbai; BMC Issues Guidelines
Further, he claimed that the water cut will be applicable for all entities like residential, commercial or other establishments. The BMC official also asserted that the water cut was inevitable due to less rainfall in August and September. Also Read - BMC's Latest Sero-Survey Report Finds Over 86% of Mumbai's Population Have COVID-19 Antibodies
Currently, the civic body supplies 3,800 million litres of water to the people of mega city against the demand of supplying 4200 million litres of water everyday. Following the 10 per cent cut from Thursday, the water supply will reduce supply of 380 million litres of water everyday.
As quoted in a PTI report, an engineer of the hydraulic department of the BMC claimed that the seven lakes had 11,11,385 million litres of water on November 11 and that the current stock will last for 292 days. Adding further he informed that in the corresponding period last year, the lakes were over 92 per cent full and had 13,33,522 million litres of water.
Last time, a water cut of 25 per cent was imposed in the year 2015. While in 2014, a 15 per cent cut was brought into effect. In 2009, the residents of Mumbai had to face a water cut by 20 to 30 per cent.
The water supply in Mumbai comes from Modak Sagar, Tansa lake, Vehar lake, Tulsi lake, Upper Vaitarna, Bhatsa and Middle Vaitarna. The Bhatsa and Upper Vaitarna come under state government control while other lakes are maintained by the BMC.