M. ta. Representative, Mumbai:
It has rained in the catchment area of the lakes that supply water to the city of Mumbai. As a result, water demand has increased by 17,000 million liters (MLD) in the last 24 hours. The storage capacity of the lakes as on Tuesday, June 28 was one lakh 30 thousand million litres. On Wednesday, June 29, this stock has reached one lakh 47 thousand crore liters.
As the water level is receding in Upper Vaitarna, Tansa, Modaksagar, Madhya Vaitarna, Bhatsa, Vihar and Tulsi lakes that supply water to Mumbai, a 10 per cent water cut has been implemented from June 27. With the onset of satisfactory rains in the catchment area of the lake, the water level is rising. The Bhatsa lake, which supplies 1850 million liters of water daily to the city, had a storage capacity of 54,500 million liters as on June 28. The stock reached 69,829 crore liters on Wednesday morning. There is a maximum increase of 15,329 million liters of water compared to other lakes. The water supply of Madhya Vaitarna Lake has also increased by more than 32 crore liters. The water storage in the lake is seven percent less as compared to 2021.
Lake Water Storage (in million liters)
Lake – June 29 – June 28
Modaksagar: 45,760 45,760
Tansa: 8,578 8,132
Middle Distribution: 17,120 16,796