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Videos on the practice of dewatering for basement construction.

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736 Garland Drive

Above :  Dewatering for basement construction at 736 Garland.  30.88 million gallons of groundwater were extracted.  Less than 1% of that water was used for irrigation or any other purpose.  Not only does that groundwater support our structures and infrastructure, prevents salt water intrusion from the Bay and could potentially be a source of water in a disaster, we now know that putting it in the Bay contributes to local sea level rise.

2021 Webster St.
Above: Groundwater withdrawal from shallow aquifer at 2021 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA, on Aug. 30, 2010. This is a dewatering operation for construction of a residential basement. (Source: YouTube)


 



2021 Webster St.

Above: The City of Palo Alto Construction Dewatering System Policy states, “Dewatering is only allowed from April through October (reference). Today is Nov. 6, 2010. High volume dewatering continues at the 2021 Webster Street. (Source: YouTube)


 

 



481 Washington Ave.

Above: Groundwater withdrawal from shallow aquifer at 481 Washington Ave, Palo Alto, CA, on Aug. 30, 2010. This is a dewatering operation for construction of a residential basement. (Source: YouTube)


 


https://youtu.be/0ij5Xqf1oeg
Above: Unidentified Palo Alto, CA dewatering location (Source: YouTube)


 



KPIX news video

Above: “Palo Alto construction crews pumping, dumping thousands of gallons of water.” (Source: KPIX TV news)


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