BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said the city will face a 20 per cent water cut from August 1 as the catchment areas of Thane and Nashik received poor rainfall.
Chahal said, “We have about 35 per cent water stock now. I pray that it rains well in August. I was the irrigation secretary of the state and have a plan to get water from the Bhandardara dam in Ahmednagar to Mumbai.”He said the BMC will ease the restrictions on supply if rainfall increases in August.
Bhatsa lake, the biggest contributor of water to Mumbai was at 122.80 metres on Thursday while overflow level is 142.07 metres. Last year, the same lake was overflowing on August 5.