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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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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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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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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 City Council Updates Dewatering Policies for 2016 – More to Come

Thank you for your support, for signing our petition and for becoming informed as to the true value of our community groundwater. On 2/1, dewatering was addressed for the first time by the Palo Alto City Council. The discussion was … Continue reading

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