Finally, some good news for Mumbaikars. Water levels in seven lakes which provide water to city have increased. The water level reached 94.90 percent mark on Wednesday morning. The water level in the lakes was 96.22% this time last year.
According to data shared by BMC, the seven lakes have 13,73,477 million litres of water or 94.70% as recorded on Monday, against the full capacity, which is around 14.47 lakh million litres. Last year, during the same time, water stock was at 96.22% with 13,92,606 million litres, while in 2018 the water stock was 94.57% with 13,68,810 million litres.
At Modak Sagar, 100% of water stock is available, Tansa has 98.85%, Middle Vaitarna 94.76%, Upper Vaitarna has 88.01%, Bhatsa 95.14%, Vihar 100% and Tulsi has 100% of useful water level.
In the last 24 hours, Upper Vaitarna received 6.00mm rainfall, Modak Sagar received 3.00mm rainfall, Tansa received 1.00mm rainfall, Middle Vaitarna received 0.00mm rainfall, Bhatsa received 4.00mm rainfall, Vihar received 11.00mm rainfall, and Tulsi 14.00mm rainfall.
Meanwhile, the BMC officials have said that once the lake level crosses 95 percent they will review the situation and discontinue water cut.
The BMC on August 19 had said that it will reduce water cut to 10 per cent from the existing 20 per cent from August 21. The civic body had imposed 20 per cent water cut in Mumbai from August 5, as there was less than 50 per cent water stock in these seven lakes which provide water to city.