With the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) water supply reservoirs at 94 per cent of the total capacity, the reservoirs saw a good recovery in August after a disappointing observation in July, a BMC official informed here on Saturday.
All water supplying lakes have 94 per cent water reserve of the full capacity as of August 24. The previous years also saw similar numbers with 95.55 per cent water reserve on the same day in 2019 and 93.66 per cent in 2018, said an official.
"Around the end of July, BMC lakes had only about 34 per cent of the full capacity, which was a worrisome situation. This is why the daily water supply was cut by 20 per cent from August 5. But after a good recovery in August, and in the wake of Ganeshotsav festivities, we have revised the water cut from August 21. Now, there are only 10 per cent water cuts," the official confirmed.
The BMC will withdraw the remaining 10% of the water cut in a day or two once the level crosses 95%.