For the next five days, Mumbai will have a 10% water cut.
According to BMC officials, Mumbai will experience a 10% water cut for five days, from May 17 to May 21.
As a result, the BMC has advised residents to keep water on reserve in order to prevent inconvenience while the water supply is being disrupted for emergency motorised tube repair work.
This necessary repair work is about to be concluded at Pise Dam in Thane. This dam provides a significant portion of Mumbai's water supply. Since the repair work is associated with pneumatic valves, the water supply would be slowed, causing people to feel low water pressure. The BMC has urged residents to use water responsibly.
Mumbaikars need not be concerned about water shortages or the possibility of water cuts this year, as 4.5 lakh million litres of water remained in all seven lakes as of April, which is enough for more than 100 days and residents can expect uninterrupted supply even if the monsoon is delayed this year.
Since there was enough rain and the monsoon lasted longer than normal, all water sources remained full for the majority of the year. However, since the repair work will take place from Monday, May 17, 2021 to Friday, May 21, 2021, the BMC has urged Mumbai residents to properly store and use water sparingly during this period, as well as to cooperate with the corporation.