In the beautiful Sierra Nevada, a pristine river named Mokelumne breaks free. Carrying snowmelt and rain to the west, its ultimate destination is the Sacramento/ San Joaquin Delta, and then the San Francisco Bay. But well before it reaches its natural outlet, EBMUD’s 345-foot-tall, 1,337-foot-long Pardee Dam walls-off the water’s path and fills in Pardee Reservoir. From Pardee Reservoir, the East Bay drinks.
EBMUD salutes all the chefs out there baking, roasting and frying away, but we also want to share with you a recipe that could spell disaster in your home. We’re talking about clogged drains that could lead to sewage backups.
Wherever your feet land in the East Bay, you enjoy special proximity to our watershed. It’s closer than you think! When you open your eyes to nature, you can see evidence of water’s journey from the watershed to EBMUD reservoirs, through storm drains to creeks, into homes and businesses, from sinks to sewers, and back out as wastewater, which EBMUD cleans and releases to the San Francisco Bay.