After heavy rains in Mumbai, the water level in lakes rise to 92%

by Web Desk | Published: 08 Sep 2021

After heavy rains in Mumbai, the water level in lakes rise to 92%
As per the data released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the water level in the seven lakes has risen to 92 percent. This release states that the city of Mumbai has a water level that will be more than sufficient that will go on for the next year and the city will not face any water cuts. The final decision on water cuts is taken on October 1, before which the mark of monsoon is recorded. 
 
Out of the seven lakes that supply drinking water to the city of Mumbai, Tulsi, Vihar, Tansa and Modak Sagar Lakes have earlier overflowed in this monsoon. As per the data by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the current storage of water level in Tulsi and Vihar lakes is 100 percent, with Tansa 99 percent water and Modak Sagar has 91 percent water content. The lakes providing drinking water to the city of Mumbai are located in Mumbai and some neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. 
 
In July from 16 to 23, the lakes received the maximum water. On July 17, the water level was only 17 percent and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was to announce a water cut in the city. The city’s demand for drinking water is at 4,200 million litres and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) provides 3,850 million litres of water to this demand.
 
To meet this shortfall, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) keeps on exploring many different ways to increase the water supply to the city. A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) with an Israel-based firm. Under this project, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to turn the seawater into drinking water and is expected to be ready in 2025.  
 

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