Mumbai Rains: Heavy downpour helps double city's water stock

Heavy rains that lashed Mumbai had hit road and rail traffic, causing puddles at the city's perennial flooding spots. But the good news behind the heavy downpour is that city's water stock has doubled.

According to Mid-Day, this might bring some relief to Mumbaikars as city's water stock, which was 71,017 million litres on June 28, has more than doubled to 1.69 lakh million litres as of Wednesday. The combined water stock in the seven lakes has gone up to 11.7 percent, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation data. The water level in the lakes, barring Upper Vaitarna, is rising steadily but is a long way from reaching its full capacity of 14.47 lakh million litres. Also, the current water stock is the lowest in three years.

Out of the seven lakes, Tulsi's water level is highest at 66.67 percent while Bhatsa is only 5.2 percent full. On Wednesday, the lakes received moderate rainfall ranging between 7-30 mm. Earlier, it was a worrying situation as the water stock in the lakes had depleted due to insufficient rainfall last year. The BMC had also imposed a 10% cut in supply of water and 15% in timings since November 2018.

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