BMC city engineer A K Pawar said that it is because of last year’s bountiful rainfall that the city has sufficient water to meet daily needs till monsoon begins.
Last year too, there was no water rationing and BMC was able to meet water supply demand, he added.
Around 10% of Bhopal’s water supply needs are still met by tube wells, hand pumps and other alternatives. Bore wells up to 450 metres deep go dry in many areas during peak summer months. Going by water pumped by the BMC across Bhopal, each individual here gets a quota of 166 litres per day against the national standard of 176 litres per day, per individual.
Over the years, BMC has identified 16 of the 85 wards that face severe shortage of water. As per the current trend, BMC should be able to supply about 90 MGD per day till the monsoon.