“10 per cent water cut from today”
Page 4 of Hindustan Times screamed.
I sat up with a bolt
No longer was I the languid Mumbai morning person browsing the papers in bed. My mind had travelled back in time to when I was a kid in Chennai, filling buckets and drums with waters during those terrible years of terrible water shortages. Terrible, terrible.
I read through the entire article.
“The delay in Bombay’s monsoon was causing this shortage”
No surprise there
“Mumbai receives its daily supply of water from six lakes – Modak Sagar, Tansa, Vihar, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarna and Bhatsa”
Hmmm. More lakes than Chennai. That does not sound bad.
“While the water level of Vihar has reached its lowest – 152.52 m, Tansa has water that can be used to supply the city only for the next few days”
“Alarmed by the dipping water levels, the civic officials…”
Ah. I knew the public authorities would swoop right in and come up with some engineering miracles
“….. have performed pujas at the Tansa and Vaitarna lakes”
Time to get out those buckets and drums.