Business Mumbai staring at severe water crises as lakes dry up Updated : June 27, 2019 04:12 PM IST Left with barely 4.95 percent water stocks in all the lakes, the BMC has now started using its precious water reserves to quench the thirst of the city's 1.7 crore people. BMC said as on Thursday, the amount of water left in all the lakes was a measly 71,574 million litre (4.95 percent). Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.