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Change Palo Alto's zoning policies to require groundwater protection immediately

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We hereby request that the City of Palo Alto impose an immediate moratorium on new permits for the pumping of our groundwater (dewatering) for the construction of residential basements. Water is too precious a resource to be wasted and current City policies regarding dewatering do not take into account the possible need of this water to mitigate future droughts nor its beneficial effects of supporting our canopy, our properties and our infrastructure.  This moratorium is to continue until city policies:

·         Require construction practices and/or zoning policies that preserve groundwater as a drought and emergency water supply resource,

·         Mitigate the impacts of basements on the City’s storm water handling and aquifer recharge capabilities and

·         Address the effects on our canopy, properties and infrastructure

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