Mumbai: Mumbaikars will continue to face
water cut till next month despite a good rainfall and three
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said the measure
will continue till September but it is providing additional
100 million litres of water from today.
"The lakes levels are good as compared to last year but
we do not want Mumbaikars to face water woes next monsoon. So,
water cut will continue till September. After that, we will
take a decision on the issue," Additional Municipal
Commissioner Anil Diggikar said.
In backdrop of last year`s poor monsoon, BMC had imposed
water cut since June 2009. Currently, residential and
commercial users are facing 10 and 30 per cent cut
Though the levels in the lakes supplying water to the
metropolis had exceeded last year`s levels, they have not yet
reached a satisfactory mark. It will be too early to withdraw
water cut, Diggikar said.
Mumbai gets water supply from six lakes ? Modak Sagar,
Tansa, Tulsi, Bhatsa, Upper Vaitarna and Vihar. Currently,
there is 10,48,838 million litre of water in them as against
7,22,732 million litres during the same period last year.
"As of now we will provide extra 100 million litres of
water from today," Diggikar said.
While the city`s daily demand is 4,250 million litre
the civic body supplies around 3,450 million litre.
Meanwhile, BMC said the Middle Vaitarna dam work will
be completed as scheduled by 2012. The project is expected to
provide Mumbai with an additional 455 million litres of water