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Oceanside Has Moved to Level 1 Drought Watch!

Strong Conservation Efforts Improve Local Water Efficiency
The City of Oceanside has returned to a Level One Drought Watch thanks to the extraordinary conservation efforts of its customers and the improved water supply conditions statewide.  Though this lower level of drought response will replace specific state-mandated restrictions to conserve water, Oceanside will maintain permanent Level One water use efficiency measures to ensure adequate water supplies should drought conditions continue.

 *Landscaping watering day restrictions have been lifted*


 

We Are Pleased to Announce the Launch of Our New Online WaterSmart Program. Log on and Start to Manage Your Water Use Today!



This free program is a great way to manage water use, apply for available rebates and so much more. Setting up an account is fast, easy and free.  With just a few simple steps you can sign up for your own personal account profile using a computer, tablet or smartphone.  Visit www.Oceanside.WaterSmart.com and enter your City of Oceanside water utility account number along with your service zip code.  It's that easy!

Have you received a Home Water Report in the mail?  Great!  You have everything you need to get started online right at your finger tips.  Your account number and service zip code are located at the bottom right-hand corner of you Home Water Report.  Simply visit www.Oceanside.WaterSmart.com and set up your account profile today!

Once registered, you can find water saving tips, rebate information and so much more.  Don't forget to take the Water Smart survey and tell us how you're saving water. Complete the survey before October 15, 2016, to be entered to win a $125 gift card courtesy of the City of Oceanside.  It's our way of showing it pays to save! 

 



Mandatory Water Use Efficiency Measures
Irrigation:
  • 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. 
Washing:
  • 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.
Leaks:
  • Repair all indoor and outdoor leaks within five (5) days of notification.
Fountains:
  • 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.


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TURF REMOVAL REBATES ARE HEADED BACK!

San Diego County Water Authority’s grant-funded Sustainable Landscapes Program has announced a new turf removal rebate program.  The program is expected to start later this summer and is offering $1.75 per square ft.  Funding is limited, and those interested in participating must not remove their turf grass before being accepted into the incentive program.  Additional eligibility requirements and site inspections will also apply.  Incentive program details are expected to be available in August 2016 when the Water Authority opens enrollment for participation.  For more information, visit SustainableLandscapesSD.org.

To be notified when the application process is open, visit SustainableLandscapesSD.org and simply enter your name along with your email address.   

Don’t delay, join the waitlist today!