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News - December 16, 2016

New rules target water pumping in Palo Alto

Officials hope to encourage advanced construction techniques to reduce groundwater waste

by Gennady Sheyner

Palo Alto residents have deep concerns about what's happening above the city's shallow aquifer — namely, the millions of gallons of water that get pumped out of the ground every time someone in the area wants to build a basement.

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