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Post rainfall, MCGM withdraws 20% water cut

The city has been receiving good rainfall from the last two weeks, and in order to give Mumbaikars a relief the MCGM on Wednesday decided to withdraw the 20 percent water cuts imposed.

Deputy Municipal Commissioner (DMC) general administration of MCGM Sudhir Naik said, “The reservoirs supplying water to Mumbai have got filled more than 55 per cent of the annual requirement.”

“Till today morning, we have water stock of 7, 93, 051 million litres, which is almost more than 55 per cent of our yearly requirement of 14 lakh million litres, which can be called satisfactory,” said Naik

As of Tuesday morning, the total water stock across the seven lakes providing water to Mumbai was 7.5 lakh million litres

In comparison, the water stock stood at 2.69 lakh million litres on July 20, 2015.

A senior civic official in the standing committee meeting said, “Last year we had started imposing the water cuts from August, as this year we have been receiving good amount of rainfall the decision on removing the water cut off has been taken.”

“The civic body will at least take 15 days to decide the exact date of the withdrawal for examination purpose,’ added the civic official.

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