With monsoon setting in the island city with spell of bountiful rains, catchment areas in the city are yet to receive good rainfall as water level in the seven reservoirs was recorded low as against last year.
According to the water level chart of seven reservoirs that supply water to Mumbai, issued by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today, as on June 26, 96,665 million litres water was available as compared to 3,32,647 million litres on June 26, 2015.
“There has been decent rainfall for the last few days in the catchment areas, but it is not satisfactory, specially if we compare lake (water) level of present day with corresponding period last year. We are keeping a close watch on the situation,” BMC Deputy Municipal Commissioner (General Administration) Sudhir Naik said.
Giving details of rainfall received in five major lakes from 6 AM to 6 PM today, Naik said, Modaksagar received 6 mm rainfall, Tansa 2.40 mm, Vihar 36 mm, Tulsi 19 mm, Middle vaitarna 0 mm and Bhandup complex 45.20 mm.
As per BMC weather stations, Mumbai recorded 65.06 mm rainfall, eastern suburb received 72.97 mm and western suburb 61.52 mm in the last 24 hours.
According to Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai, Colaba (south Mumbai) received 122.4 mm rainfall, while Santacruz (western suburbs) recorded 85 mm rains in the last 24 hours.
The seven reservoirs that supply water to Mumbai are Modak Sagar, Tansa, Vihar, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarna, Bhatsa and Middle Vaitarna.
BMC supplies 3,750 million litres of water everyday to the island city and suburbs, which still falls short of the actual demand of 4,200 million litres.