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Please Join Us! Dewatering Regulations March 7th, 6 PM, City Hall

Palo Alto’s City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 7th, 6 pm at City Hall, 285 Hamilton, to discuss and determine dewatering regulations for 2017 and 2018.    Please join us and let the City Council know that … Continue reading

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Policy and Services Committee endorses new rules intended to reduce groundwater waste

Thank you to all who wrote letters, showed up and spoke up for reducing groundwater waste for construction purposes at the Policy and Services Committee on Dec.14th.  Thanks to your support and advocacy, together we changed the game! It’s clear … Continue reading

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New petition on underground construction methods and locations

By popular demand, we are circulating an updated petition to send to City Council. Save Palo Alto’s Groundwater is not opposed to basements or underground construction per se, but rather to the harmful and wasteful practice of dewatering. We also … Continue reading

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Palo Alto City Council Adopts Dewatering Pilot Program Regulations (2016)

The Palo Alto City Council adopted regulations for a pilot program for dewatering policies to take effect for the 2016 “season.”  Read the Palo Alto Weekly coverage below: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/02/02/palo-alto-firms-up-rules-for-pumping-groundwaer Or, download a PDF file of the article. Palo Alto firms … Continue reading

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Palo Alto residents pumped up about groundwater ‘waste’

Palo Alto Online recently reported on Save Palo Alto’s Groundwater’s call for a moratorium on basement projects that require dewatering.

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