Mumbai Rains: Lakes Get 99 Per Cent Filled


MUMBAI: With the city and its edges accepting great rains this rainstorm, the seven repositories that supply water to the city have been completely filled, a city body official said today.As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's lake level report discharged today, all the seven lakes have as much as 14,39,381 million liters of water, as against the ability to store 14,47,363 mn liters.

"Out of our full supply level of 14,47,363 million liters of water, our lakes are loaded with 14,39,381 million liters of water today morning, which is 99.45 for each penny of our aggregate stock and limit," an authority from the pressure driven bureau of BMC said, including they have enough water for more than 385 days.Mumbai's water supply originates from seven repositories – Modak Sagar, Tansa Lake, Vihar Lake, Tulsi Lake, Upper Vaitarna, Bhatsa and Middle Vaitarna.

The Bhatsa and Upper Vaitarna go under state government's control while the others are kept up by the BMC.The authority said Bhatsa and Upper Vaitarna repositories have achieved full supply level (FSL) surprisingly. The BMC supplies 3,750 million liters of water regular to the island city and rural areas, which still misses the mark regarding the real interest for 4,200 million liters. In the later past, deficient precipitation had constrained the BMC to force water cuts.

"Since we have got sufficient rain this year and we have enough water for the year to come, it does not mean that we can start using water indiscriminately. We always need to be judicious to save the water," he said.In the recent years, apart from less rainfall, rapid growth in population of Greater Mumbai and huge losses occurring due to leakages of the pipelines and illegal water connections tapping into these pipes have always been a matter of big concern for civic officials.

Meanwhile, the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, which was parched during the summer season, witnessed huge rainfall during the monsoon, resulting in a number of villages getting flooded, especially in Beed district, and NDRF has been deployed in rescue efforts.

The long spell of rains has led to the dams in Latur getting filled.Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh expressed his joy over good water collection in dams of Latur."Latur Manjra Dam overflows after 9 years. News everyone was waiting to hear & a sight everyone was waiting to see," Mr Deshmukh tweeted today.