Water Levels: Water levels in lakes down, but no water cut so far | Mumbai News

Mumbai: Even as water levels in seven lakes have gone down to 16.48%, the BMC has refrained from announcing a water cut so far and has appealed to citizens to use water carefully and have assured that Mumbaikars have no reason to worry. The BMC administration also informed that the water stock will be sufficient till July 31. The lake levels on the same day last year were at 22.25%, while in 2022, it was at 25.80 %. The annual requirement of 14 lakh 47 thousand 363 million litres.The BMC in a release has stated that though the reservoirs that supply water to the city have lesser stocks than previous years, the state government has already approved the civic body’s request to draw from the reserve stock of Bhatsa and Upper Vaitarna reservoirs. The civic department had earlier written to the irrigation department requesting for drawing additional water, accordingly 1,37,000 million litres from Bhatsa Dam and 91,130 million litres from Upper Vaitarna Dam has been made available.Municipal commissioner Bhushan Gagrani took stock of the situation and held a meeting to review the water supply situation along with additional aunicipal commissioner (projects) Abhijit Bangar on Tuesday. Officials said that planning by the administration and the available water resources will enable the civic body to ensure regular supply till July 31 like every year.The BMC has pointed out that the Indian Meteorological Department had predicted a 106% rainfall in the country and that the current conditions are favourable for on-time arrival of the monsoon this year. The BMC administration is expected to review the status of water stock from time to time and also after the release of the updated monsoon forecast by the Met Department by the end of May and decide on the steps to be taken. However, the BMC has appealed to citizens and establishments to adopt measures and changes in their day-to-day functioning to prevent water wastage.

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