Parts of Mumbai may face 10-15% water cut on Thursday, Friday

Parts of Mumbai may face 10-15% water cut on Thursday, Friday 1
The water cut may be imposed due to a technical snag in the supply system at Bhatsa dam, which supplies water to areas like Matunga, Sion, Dongri, Byculla, among others (Representational Image)

Parts of Mumbai may face water cut by 10 to 15 percent till June 14, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said.

The civic body said the water cut may be imposed after a technical snag was reported earlier this week in the supply system at Bhatsa dam, which supplies water to large parts of the financial capital.

The Bhatsa dam supplies water to areas like Matunga, Sion, Dongri, and Byculla, among others.

While some reports suggested that the city may face up to a 25 percent water cut owing to the snag, engineers of the BMC’s hydraulic department were able to make good progress in resolving the issue.

As a result, only 10 to 15 percent water cut may be imposed.

“There isn’t a water cut. There was a technical issue at Bhatsa, but it has been resolved now. The city (not only south island) may face some water cut but it will be not more than 10-15 percent,” the BMC said in a statement.

Since the city had received less rainfall last monsoon, the water stock in the seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai – Upper Vaitarna, Modak Sagar, Middle Vaitarna, Bhatsa, Tansa, Vehar, and Tulsi – has fallen drastically.

In anticipation, the municipal corporation had earlier imposed a 10 to 15 percent cut in water supply timings for residential, commercial and industrial premises in the city.

The BMC has also appealed to Mumbaikars to judiciously use water and avoid any wastage.

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