Despite High Rainfall, Water Level at Lowest in Mumbai Reservoirs

BMC supplies 3,750 million litres of water everyday to the island city and suburbs which still falls short.

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Mumbai on a rainy day. (Photo: iStockphoto)

Despite the monsoon setting in Mumbai, catchment areas are yet to receive good rainfall. The water level in the seven reservoirs that supply water to Mumbai was recorded low as against last year.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 96,665 million litres of water was available as on 26 June as compared to 3,32,647 million litres last year.

There has been decent rainfall for the last few days in the catchment areas, but it is not satisfactory. We are keeping a close watch on the situation.
Sudhir Naik, BMC Deputy Municipal Commissioner

The seven reservoirs that supply water to Mumbai are Modak Sagar, Tansa, Vihar, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarna, Bhatsa and Middle Vaitarna. BMC supplies 3,750 million litres of water everyday to the island city and suburbs, which still falls short of the actual demand of 4,200 million litres.

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