Mumbai, December 2: Mumbai will face a 10 percent water cut from December 7 to December 13 owing to the repairs at the Pise Pumping Station. The water supply to the city will also be at low pressure. Earlier, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had proposed a water supply cut from December 3 to December 9. However, the dates were changed owing to lakhs of followers of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar visiting Dadar's Chaityabhoomi for his death anniversary on December 6, The Times of India reported.
To avoid any inconvenience to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's followers, the civic body has changed the dates for water cut. Mumbai gets drinking water from seven lakes- Tulsi, Bhatsa, Vihar, Middle Vaitarna, Tansa, Modak Sagar and Upper Vaitarna. On average, Mumbaikar gets water for three to four hours every day. Mumbai Tops Ranking For Quality of Tap Water, Delhi at the Bottom, Finds BIS Study.
A civic official from BMC's hydraulic engineering department urged people to store water in advance in order to avoid any problem. "Water supply in the to the city will be affected during this time,” said the official.
Last year due to poor monsoon, Mumbai faced 10 percent water cut for nearly eight months. The BMC had also reduced the water supply timing by 15 percent. However, this year, the water stock is sufficient to last till next monsoon.