Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday, July 3, released a report stating that the lake levels had increased to 16.78%. The city has been experiencing tremendous rainfall from the previous week. The seven lakes that provide water to the city have all seen significant recharges in water stock levels as a result of the recent heavy rainfall.
The 10% water cut imposed by BMC on July 1 is still in effect, civic body officials said, regardless of the huge jump in lake water level. Further clarifying, the official said that because Mumbai’s rains are unpredictable, the BMC must be ready for insufficient precipitation in July. Officials from the BMC indicated that the civic organization has no immediate plans to lift the water cut and will only evaluate its choice after lake levels reach at least 50% by the end of July.
Mumbai’s water stock level in all seven lakes was 2,42,861 million litres despite the delayed start, which equates to 16.78% of the total supply. Additionally, as of Sunday, July 2, the water stock was 15.4%, of the total.
It is important to remember that the civic body had implemented a water restriction after the lake’s stock fell to 6%.