The Tansa lake, one of the major sources of potable water for Mumbai, started overflowing on Thursday afternoon thanks to the heavy downpour earlier this week.
Tansa, located in adjoining Thane district, is the second water body after the Tulsi lake to get filled. It supplies close to 400 million litres of water to the city every day.
“The Tansa lake started overflowing today at 2.50 pm,” a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Last year, this lake had overflowed on July 17 at 6.15 am.
The Tulsi lake, another reservoir supplying water to Mumbai, had started overflowing at 7 pm on July 12.
The official said heavy downpour, mainly on Wednesday and partly on Thursday, helped in significantly increasing level in all the seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai.
The total water stock in all the seven reservoirs taken together stands at 57.86 percent of their storage capacity as on July 25.
Amid the rising water level, the BMC also rolled back the 10 percent water cut it had imposed on residential and commercial units since last November. The water cut was withdrawn last week.Back to latest news