Use more, pay more: Telescopic water rates kick in

Mumbai, August 18 Housing societies finding suddenly larger bills prepare to cut down usage With the city facing a water supply shortage of 800 million litres a day (mld), the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has located the 20,000 Mumbai families who will now shoulder the burden of consuming water in the most expensive bracket. These families consume well above the national norm of 150 litres per capita per day and mostly belong to the affluent pockets between Bandra and Juhu, the BMC has found.