On June 8, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported that the combined water storage in the seven lakes is currently 10.90%.
According to representatives of the civic body, it is less than the water stock on the same day in 2022.
Tulsi, Tansa, Vihar, Bhatsa, Modak Sagar, Upper Vaitarna, and Middle Vaitarna are among the water sources used by the city.
According to BMC data, on June 8, the seven lakes had 1,57,814 million litres of water, or 10.90%, of their maximum capacity, which is roughly 14,47,363 million litres.
As of June 7, Tansa’s water level was 21.99%. The amount of water stock at Modak Sagar is 23.82%, the amount at Middle Vaitarna is 13.37%, the amount at Bhatsa is 8.38%, the amount at Vehar is 24.66%, and the amount at Tulsi is 29.94%.
It is important to note that as of Saturday, June 3, the total amount of water in the seven lakes was 1.74 lahks million litres (12%), compared to 2.43 lakh million litres or 16.06% on the same day last year. The total stock was 1.99 lahks million litres (13.81%) in 2021.
In a letter sent to the state government last month, the civic organisation also requested permission to utilise the Upper Vaitarna and Bhatsa lakes’ reserve water storage in the event of a delayed monsoon. Senior civic officials stated that there is now little cause for concern, but they have urged the public to use water wisely.
Only 20 days of water is left in lakes and dams as of June 5, 2023, according to the BMC.
The monsoon season over Mumbai officially begins on June 11th. With just a week left before the city’s monsoon season officially begins, civic leaders expressed optimism that the situation will improve.
As a result, there is currently no plan to implement a water cut, however, BMC will review the situation next week.
Last month, Navi Mumbai announced a once-weekly water cut due to insufficient water reserves in the event of a delayed or insufficient monsoon.