Author Archives: Keith Bennett

Dewatering Site Map for 2016 now posted

Dewatering for basement construction is about to get into full swing for the 2016 “season.”   As of this writing, two sites have completed dewatering, including one that discharged nearly 31 million gallons into the storm drains, one that is about … Continue reading

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30+ Million Gallons, One Project, Read the meter

Last year the City told us that they estimated 8- 10 million gallons of water were pumped out per basement construction. The news is three times worse! This year, for the first time ever, City regulations require that the water … Continue reading

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Eleanor Pardee Park and Hale Wells 10 feet lower than 2011

The water levels [PDF download] in mid-2015 for Eleanor Pardee Park and Hale Wells, part of Palo Alto’s emergency water supply have dropped 10 feet between 2011 and mid-2015.

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Guest Opinion in Palo Alto Weekly

Please see the Groundwater in Palo Alto is a valuable Resource, not Construction Waste published online in this week’s Palo Alto Weekly.  

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