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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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MARCH 20: Ask Council Not to Gut the Comprehensive Plan

On Monday, March 20th, 2017 the City Council will discuss and give direction to Staff regarding the organization of the Comprehensive Plan.  This discussion is wide-ranging and is scheduled from 7 to 10 pm. We encourage you to attend the … Continue reading

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City Council Takes Steps to Reduce (but not Eliminate) Waste of Groundwater from Basement Construction

First, thank you to the nearly 100 supporters who came to City Hall on March 7th and to all those who wrote letters of support.  Not a single person spoke in opposition to our proposals, including three persons from the … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Council Meeting Tues. 3/7, 6 PM

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

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