The soaring temperatures in the city may be cause for alarm among citizens, but, authorities have assured, that as far as water supply is concerned, Mumbai has enough stock to last the next five months, at least. This essentially means the city won’t suffer water cuts this year.
According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) data, all seven lakes that supply water to the city currently have 5.66 lakh million litres of water in store, as of April 7. In 2015 and 2016, at this time, the water stock was 4.05 lakh million and 4.81 lakh million litres respectively. The seven lakes — Upper Vaitarna, Modak Sagar, Middle Vaitarna, Tansa, Bhatsa, Vihar and Tulsi— have a maximum capacity of 14.47 lakh million litres. So, the current stock is 39.15 per cent of the total useable content in lakes.