Speak up Mumbai: Need water conservation in order to prevent cuts

Due to the prevailing low levels of storage water, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced a 10 per cent water cut across the city with immediate effect on November 14. Despite drawing water from several lakes and dams with a collective storage capacity of 14.50 lakh million litre, the water level this year reached only up to 91 per cent by the end of September. With the regular monsoon, lakes are filled up to 100 per cent by October 1, which ensures uninterrupted water supply till July next year.