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Using water efficiently is a way of life and an important responsibility that comes along with the benefits of living in a beautiful Mediterranean climate like Oceanside. The City of Oceanside is committed to managing our water resources efficiently and ensuring a reliable water supply for future generations.

 Below we have listed resources, workshops, and events for you learn how to use water more efficiently! 


 The City of Oceanside's free online program WaterSmart is a great way to help you manage your water use. With a few simple steps you can sign up for your own personal account profile and receive water saving tips, rebates, and more! Please visit and enter your City of Oceanside water utility account number and zip code to create your account. Click here for more information on WaterSmart! 

ix A Leak Workshop: Common Leaks (from inside and out) and How to Fix Them. Hosted by the City of Oceanside on April 18, 2017, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Oceanside Civic Center Community Rooms (300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside). The event is FREE but seating is limited. Please email to reserve your space today. For more information on the workshop click here.

WaterSmart Landscape Contest. Is your drought-tolerant yard the envy of the neighborhood?  Here's your chance! Log onto for an entry form and for helpful tips on what you will need to enter. The deadline for submissions is April 7, 2017, so don't delay!  For more information on the WaterSmart Landscape Contest click here.

Home Depot Plant Fair. Saturday April 22, 2017, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm  at the East Oceanside Home Depot located at 5755 Mission Avenue. For more information about the plant fair click here. 

Turf Rebates and More! San Diego County Water Authority's grant-funded Sustainable Landscape Program is running a turf removal rebate program. For more information on eligibility, requirements, and funding click here. 

Water use efficiency measures. Oceanside will maintain mandatory Level 1 water use efficiency measure to ensure adequate water supplies. Please click here for more information on Oceanside's drought response. 

Mandatory Water Use Efficiency Measures
  • Irrigate 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.
  • No irrigating turf with potable water 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.
  • Use re-circulated water in fountains and water features.
Hotels and Restaurants:
  • Restaurants and other food service establishments may serve water only upon request.
  • Hotels and motels must provide guests the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily.

Simple water-savings investments can help save gallons of water per day. Visit our Residential Programs and Rebates page for more information or see below for more information about our FREE WaterSmart checkup program.

*Those not following these restrictions are subject to citation and possible fines.