Author Archives: Esther Nigenda

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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The Millenium Tower Building in San Francisco is sinking – could it happen to us?

Recently we heard, “Could massive dewatering in San Francisco be causing the Millennium Tower to sink and tilt?  If that’s part of the problem why isn’t it a problem here?”  After all, Palo Alto has quite a bit of dewatering … Continue reading

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Make Your Voice Heard

As an emergency services volunteer, I joined Save Palo Alto’s Groundwater because we’re in a drought and I saw all that groundwater pouring into our storm drains.   Yes, this water is non-potable but is usable as-is for irrigation, and could … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not

Did you know that in times of drought, groundwater provides up to 46% of California’s water?  With California’s extended drought going into its fifth year, groundwater has become a very hot topic.  The latest study from Stanford’s Woods Institute for … Continue reading

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Stormwater Ballot Measure Update

The City Council accepted all the Stormwater Blue Ribbon Commission’s recommendations regarding a stormwater management fee before it recessed for the summer.  This includes a recommendation, based on our input, to evaluate charging a fee for “point source discharges” (the … Continue reading

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