Mumbai: Mumbai is likely to see a serious water shortage with poor monsoon rains rapidly bringing down water levels in the six lakes that feed the city.
A worried Brihanmumbai Municipal Corp (BMC), Mumbai’s civic body, has extended the 10 percent water cut in supply till July 31.
“There is not much rainfall in catchments areas,” lamented Additional Municipal Commissioner Rajiv Jalota.
According to official estimates, Mumbai needs around 3,450 million liters of water a day. The BMC now supplies 3,087 million liters to households.
The lakes collectively must have at least 12.54 million liters every year. The present collective stock is approximately 2.12 million liters as against 4.24 million liters a year ago.
According to officials, only 70 days of usable water is left in the six lakes.