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Rain forecasts upset BMC as reservoirs turn dry

DNMUM436408 | 5/16/2019 | Author : Prajakta Kasale | WC :365

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Civic body to decide on water cut by June end after reviewing situation

Though Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has received permission from the state government to use reserve stock of water which will be enough up to July, the prediction of delay and below normal monsoon has increased worries of the corporation. The civic body will take the decision after review ing situation in June. The civic body is not increasing the volume of water cut as of now but has appealed to citizens to use water judicially.
After the scanty rainfall, the seven lakes and dams with a collective storage capacity of 14.47 lakh million litres water had only 91 per cent stock at the end of monsoon. The lake level decreased sharply in October and the civic body took the decision of 10 per cent water cut on November 14, whe
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