Author Archives: Esther Nigenda

Palo Alto’s new dewatering policy effective May 4, 2017

Palo Alto’s new dewatering policy takes effect on May 4, 2017.  The stated goal for this new policy is to minimize the discharge of groundwater from construction dewatering; it applies to projects that do not have their building permits as of May 4th. … Continue reading

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Earth Day and the Great Race to Save Water

Save Palo Alto’s Groundwater will have a table at this year’s “Earth Day and Great Race to Save Water” at the Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center on Saturday, April 22nd, 9 am – 3 pm.  We’ve joined this event because we’re … Continue reading

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Building basements without wasting water

City Council will review Staff’s recommendations for 2017 dewatering regulations on March 7th, 2017. Please join us for a special City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 7th at 6 pm (the City has changed the date several times; we will reconfirm … Continue reading

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What Are Your Reasons?

We’ve been asked why we oppose dewatering. These are some of our reasons: 1. There are better ways to build basements that dramatically reduce the amount of water wasted. 2. Water Scarcity/Water Security We’re in a drought. We have a growing … Continue reading

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Join Us Dec.14th, City Hall at 6 pm

Dear Supporters, Many of you have expressed frustration and/or outrage at all the water gushing out of construction pipes into our storm drains, especially when trees are dying and we’re in a drought. Palo Alto’s Policy and Services Committee will … Continue reading

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