Why is Ground Water Pumping Still Allowed in Palo Alto?
Original post made by Bill Glazier, Old Palo Alto, on Apr 9, 2015
In light of the current drought situation, this seems insane that someone is allowed to take increasingly scarce water in our aquifers and ground, and pump it out to the sea, where it is unusable. At a minimum, a responsible citizen should pump this water into trucks where it can be reused to water gardens, lawns, and/or other industrial or residential uses.
Does the City of Palo Alto still allow residents to privately pump out hundreds of thousands of gallons of water on their property so they can build a deeper and more luxurious basement?
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