Oceanside Drought Response

Oceanside Has Moved to Level 1 Drought Watch

The City of Oceanside has returned to a Level 1 Drought Watch thanks to the extraordinary conservation efforts of our customers and the improved water supply conditions statewide. Oceanside will maintain mandatory Level 1 water use efficiency measures to ensure adequate water supplies should drought conditions continue.

*Landscape watering day restrictions have been lifted*

Mandatory Water Use Efficiency Measures

  • Water landscapes between the hours of 6:00 pm and 10:00 am.
  • Use a hand-held hose with positive shut-off nozzle to water landscapes with no irrigation system.
  • Adjust sprinklers to prevent runoff or overspray.
  • Repair broken sprinkler nozzles and irrigation leaks.
  • Do not irrigate for at least 48 hours after rain.
  • Do not irrigate turf on public street medians. 
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean paved surfaces.
  • Wash vehicles using a bucket and hand-held hose equipped with positive shut-off nozzle; a professional car wash is preferred to keep pollutants out of storm drains.
  • Repair all indoor and outdoor leaks within five (5) days of notification.
  • Stop operation of ornamental fountains unless re-circulated water is used.
Hotels and Restaurants:
  • Restaurants and other food service establishments may serve water only upon request.
  • Hotels must provide guests the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily.


In Oceanside, conservation isn't just a number - it's a way of life.

Click here for the City of Oceanside's water supply reliability self-certification information.