As the water levels in the dams and lakes supplying water to Mumbai has increased to 85 percent, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to reduce the current 20 percent water cut to 10 percent from August 21.
BMC had imposed the 20 percent water cut in Mumbai from August 5, as there was less than 50 percent stock in seven lakes.
But the catchment areas of the dams received good rainfall in the past some days.
Thane, Bhiwandi Municipal Corporation and villages that receive water supply from its dams will also benefit from reduced water cut, the BMC said.
Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said the water cut was reduced to 10 percent considering the festival season ahead.
"The cut will be canceled entirely once the dams have 95 percent water stock," Pednekar said.