Mumbai: After the seven lakes that feed the city have received satisfactory water from the upper reaches, Trushna Vishwasrao, Leader of the house in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Saturday, has written to Ajoy Mehta, the Municipal Commissioner, to lift the water cuts imposed on the city.
This year’s monsoon has raised the water level, which is more than 50 per cent out of the required amount. However, last year the total amount of water levels were a mere 20 per cent on the same date. The city on a daily basis requires 4250 million liters, whereas, after the Municipal Corporation imposed a 20 per cent water cut, the city gets only 3750 million liters daily. He has asked the civic chief to lift the water cuts saying, “This year’s water level in the lakes have been very satisfactory due to which water cuts aren’t necessarily required.”
According to the civic data, the water level in the seven lakes- Modak Sagar (70,080, Tansa (82,543), Vihar (13589), Tulsi (7,739), Upper Vaitarna (75,726), Bhatsa (35, 4,339) and Middle Vaitarna (94,245) have surpassed last year’s total level. The total amount of water level in all the seven lakes is 6, 98,261 million liters whereas last year it was 2, 78,866 million liters. Speaking to the Free Press Journal, Vishwasrao said, “If you compare, last year, the city had received less rainfall which affected this year’s water supply. However, looking at this year’s water level, the lakes have adequate amount of water which won’t be affected even after lifting the water cuts.”