BMC Announces 5% Water Cuts in Mumbai Amid Low Reservoir Levels

Mumbai, 25th May 2024: In response to dwindling water reserves, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced a phased implementation of water cuts across the Mumbai Metropolitan City. Starting Thursday, May 30, 2024, residents will face a 5 percent reduction in water supply, which will increase to 10 percent from Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

As of today, the total water available in the dams supplying Mumbai stands at 1,40,202 million litres, representing only 9.69 percent of the city’s annual requirement of 14,47,363 million litres. This significant shortfall has prompted the BMC to take precautionary measures to extend the current water stock for as long as possible.

The BMC administration is actively monitoring the water levels and has planned the distribution of water to manage the existing stock efficiently. These cuts will remain in place until satisfactory rainfall replenishes the reservoirs and the water levels improve.

Despite the cuts, the BMC assures residents that there is no need for panic. However, the administration urges all citizens to use water judiciously and adopt water-saving practices. By conserving water, Mumbaikars can help mitigate the impact of the shortage and support the municipal efforts to manage the crisis.

The BMC’s appeal is clear: Save water wherever possible, use it wisely, and cooperate with the administration’s measures to navigate this challenging period.