Mumbai Faces 30% Water Cut This Year Due To Less Rainfall
After light rainfall obliged the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to impose ten per cent water cut in the city from 1st July this year, a strict move like the one did in 2009 when the cut was climbed to 30% dissimilar this time, reports Senior Civic officials.
From 8th July to 22 July in 2009, the corporation was needed to execute 30% water cut with lake levels dipping to 1, 45,770 million litres each day. The cut percentage was reduced to twenty per cent from 23rd July when lake level increase to 3,72,140mld falling enough rainfall. On 30th July this year, the reservoir levels have been informed to be 4,28,532mld with water stock of one hundred thirty eight days available. At presently, the civic body is stately a 10% water cut.
Hence we have got subnormal showers this year, the condition is not as worst as it being observed is. We remain have 2 months rainfall still to be got in catchment parts. Rainwater infiltrating from hills is also going to be measured, senior civic official said, requested not be named.
Though, the corporation is likely to endure with minimum 10% water cut post 1st August, while managing lake levels before making a decision about further cuts. Any vital decision on water cuts is similarly just when we stop getting showers, he added.
The corporation, but, has requested to residents to utilize water judiciously. The BMC offers water at Rs. 106 per ten thousand litres. In neighboring city Navi Mumbai, a tanker trip might cost residents Rs. 1,000 an average for the similar quantity. In Mumbai, the rates are minimum Rs. 1,500-2,000. The price is dynamic. Transportation price is also an issue. Therefore, residents should save the water supply by the BMC at cheap rate to save money, he told.