Take these steps to protect your pipes from freezing as colder temperatures arrive in the East Bay.

Drought may have lingering effects on the taste and smell of your tap water.

 Customer conservation

Conservation goal: 20%. Customers saved 21% in October. The total savings since January 2015 is 21%. Outdoor conservation rules are in effect. Go to the WaterSmart Center for conservation tips.

 Watershed gallery

Feast your eyes on the Mokelumne River Watershed
A pelican flies above Lafayette Reservoir
East Bay watershed, Orinda
Spring wildflowers on the trail to Patti's Point
Tour the Oursan Trail at Briones Reservoir
The Coast to Crest Trail is famous for its spring wildflowers
Relax on the dock of San Pablo Reservoir
The Longest Mile is covered in California Poppies in the spring
Wildflowers like baby blue eyes dot the upcountry hillside
The historic Wildermuth House was home to California pioneers
The Longest Mile is a one-mile segment of the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail
Catch glorious views from the Pinole Valley, near the San Pablo Bay
San Pablo Reservoir, the perfect spot for picnicking and fishing
The sun sets at Lafayette Reservoir
Volunteers help keep the Bay Area Ridge Trail beautiful in Pinole Valley
Reserve the Pine Picnic Area at San Pablo Reservoir
The Redwood Trail in Moraga boasts lush ferns and tall redwoods
California Poppies cover the Siesta Valley
The Briones Reservoir waterfall is visible from the Bear Creek Trail
The expansive Mokelumne River, near the Middle Bar takeout
Volunteers conduct trail restoration on the Bay Area Ridge Trail in Pinole Valley
Take a hike at Siesta Valley in Orinda
Finnerty Gulch is located on the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail
Water fowls like the Egret are common sights at Pardee Reservoir
The Longest Mile is a rugged segment of the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail
The Mokelumne River is where East Bay residents get their water

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