Where is the water for Mumbai stored?

“[5]” Tansa and Vaitarna dams supply the southern region of Mumbai, while the rest supply the suburbs. An underground tank in Malabar Hills is used to store the water.

Where does Mumbai get its water?

Mumbai receives its drinking water supply from Upper Vaitarna, Modak Sagar, Tansa, Middle Vaitarna, Bhatsa, Vihar, and Tulsi lakes whose total capacity is 1,447,363 ML. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) supplies 3,850 ML water to Mumbai per day.

Where are Mumbai lakes located?

While Tulsi and Vihar lakes are situated inside the city at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali, Bhatsa, Tansa, Middle Vaitarna and Modak Sagar lakes are located in Thane district. Upper Vaitarna dam is located in Nashik district.

Can you drink tap water in Mumbai?

Can You Drink Tap Water in Mumbai? No, tap water is not drinkable. According to WHO data, 93% of India cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

Are dams full in Mumbai?

There are six major dams that provide the drinking water to Mumbai. As per the BMC’s hydraulic department data, these dams have got the 79 per cent total storage this year against 94 per cent in 2019 and 90 per cent in 2018. The Tusli and Vihar lakes are overflowing while remaining dams are closer to fill.

How safe is Mumbai?

Mumbai is ranked 45th in the biennial list that looks at parameters such as digital, health, infrastructure and personal security. The city was ranked 44 among 50 cities in 2015. The other Indian city in the list — New Delhi — was ranked 43. The safest cities were Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka, much like 2015.

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