Mumbai has already received 75 per cent of its average rainfall in the first two months of monsoon

Mumbai : There is good news for Mumbaikars on the water front. As the city and its surrounding areas are receiving heavy rainfall, two of the lakes that supply water to the city, Vihar and Tulsi, are full and have started to overflow.

On Monday morning, Vihar lake started overflowing at 4.20 am. The lake supplies 90 million litres per day (MLD) of water out of Mumbai`s daily supply of 3750 MLD, which falls short of the actual demand for 4,200 MLD. Tulsi which has a capacity of 8,000 million litres started to overflow on July 19.

Mumbai has already received 75 per cent of its average rainfall in the first two months of the rainy season, an MCGM official said.

The full capacity of Vihar lake is 80.12 meters and it reached 80.23 meters this morning at 6 am, a MCGM statement said. The total amount of water stock in the seven reservoirs, which supply water to Mumbai, as of today was 10.31 lakh million litres which was 8.34 lakh million litres on the same day last year, it said.

Mumbai’s water supply comes from seven reservoirs which store rainwater collected during the rains.

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