Regulatory Reports

Public Workshop Notice

The City of Oceanside is working with the County of San Diego, the City of Vista and Caltrans to develop a Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) to improve water quality in the surface waters of the San Luis Rey River Watershed and the Pacific Ocean. Your feedback is requested to identify potential strategies and goals for the highest priority water quality conditions. A public workshop will be held at the Oceanside Civic Center – Community Room on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at which time your voice can be heard. Additional information can be found at and by reading further on this page and selecting various links for additional background information.

As a coastal community it is important that the water quality in our local rivers, creeks, lagoons, sloughs and the Pacific Ocean are protected and improved for the health of people and wildlife. Additional opportunities for your feedback will be forthcoming for the San Luis Rey River and Carlsbad watersheds. Bookmark this webpage so that you can stay informed of future public input opportunities.


The City of Oceanside Clean Water Program (CWP) utilizes management plans that guide how the City will improve water quality in its surface waters, including local rivers, creeks, lagoons, sloughs and the Pacific Ocean. These plans are required to be revised after the issuance of new regulatory permits by the State Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB). On May 8, 2013 a new permit was issued to the City of Oceanside as well as 20 other jurisdictions and agencies in San Diego County. This permit is titled the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit and Waste Discharge Requirements of Discharges from the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4s) Draining the Watersheds Within the San Diego Region. An abbreviation for this permit is 2013 MS4 Permit. Click here for a link to the full permit.

As a result of the 2013 MS4 Permit being issued, the City of Oceanside is working with other jurisdictions and agencies in the San Luis Rey and Carlsbad Watersheds to revise their management plans which are now titled Water Quality Improvement Plans (WQIP). The WQIP plans will be designed to protect and restore the beneficial uses of the various water bodies. Examples of beneficial uses include, but are not limited to:

  • Contact Water Recreation
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Rare, threatened, or endangered species, and
  • Municipal Water Supply

Click here for a link to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Diego Basin (Basin Plan) that is designed to preserve and enhance water quality and protect the beneficial uses of all receiving waters in San Diego County. The Basin Plan:

  1. Designates the beneficial uses for surface and ground waters
  2. Sets narrative and numerical objectives that must be attained or maintained to protect the beneficial uses
  3. Describes implementation programs to protect the beneficial uses, and
  4. Describes surveillance and monitoring activities to evaluate the effectiveness of program implementation.

Learn how you can help to protect water quality in local surface waters by clicking here. This will direct you to the home page of the Clean Water Program where you can then navigate to other webpages that will educate you about preventing pollution from reaching our local waterways.

Current Management Plans

The City of Oceanside Clean Water Program (CWP) has developed management plans that guide how the City will improve water quality in its surface waters. Annually the CWP submits reports to the Regional Water Quality Control Board demonstrating how the City has met the requirements of the MS4 permit. Click on the links below to view these plans and reports.


The Jurisdictional Urban Runoff Management Plan (JURMP) 2008 contains a description of specific tasks the City will implement, or require to be implemented, to comply with the MS4 permit. Below is a link to the JURMP 2008 document and its associated appendices.

Oceanside JURMP 2008   (1.64 MB)
JURMP Appendix A - Ordinances  (2.86 MB)
JURMP Appendix B - Inventories  (2.4 MB)
JURMP Appendix C - Best Management Practices (1.05 MB)
JURMP Appendix D - Implementation Tools and Procedures  (729 KB)
JURMP Appendix E - Dry Weather Field Screening and Analytical Monitoring Program  (375 KB)

JURMP Annual Reports are a written account of the overall program conducted by the City of Oceanside to meet permit requirements during the reporting period from July 1 – June 30 of each year.

JURMP Annual Report 2007-08   (734 KB)
JURMP Annual Report 2007-08 Appendices  (7.2 MB)

JURMP Annual Report 2008-09  (978 KB)
JURMP Annual Report 2008-09 Attachments   (7.7 MB)

JURMP Annual Report 2009-10   (813 KB)
JURMP Annual Report Section 7.0 Illicit Discharge and Elimination  (267 KB)

Watershed (San Luis Rey)

The Watershed Urban Runoff Management Plan (WURMP) 2008 for the San Luis Rey Watershed describes the activities that the City of Oceanside, City of Vista and the County of San Diego (collectively called Copermittees) are implementing or will implement to ensure compliance with the MS4 Permit. 

WURMP 2008  (717 KB) 
WURMP Appendix A Figures
WURMP Appendix B Watershed Activity Summary Sheets  (281 KB)

WURMP Annual Report 2007-08  (3 MB)
WURMP Annual Report 2007-08 Appendices  (2.4 MB)

WURMP Annual Report 2008-09  (2.4 MB)
WURMP Annual Report 2008-09 Appendix A  (5.3 MB)

WURMP Annual Report 2009-10 and Appendices  (6.3 MB)

Report any water running in the street when it is not raining or someone dumping something in the storm drain or curb and gutter by calling the
Urban Runoff Hotline at 760-435-4500.