Water Utilities Projects



Beginning fall 2016, the City of Oceanside Water Utilities Department will begin the Downtown Oceanside Water and Sewer Replacement Project.


This project will replace important water and sewer lines, improve drinking water deliveries and enhance wastewater flow to ensure a safe, reliable and efficient water and wastewater distribution system.


Additional Project Benefits:

  • Waterlines will be more reliable and have a useful life of more than 100 years

  • Project will facilitate better routine cleaning and maintenance of sewer lines

  • Increased water flow and improved firefighting capabilities


Construction Schedule and Hours

Fall 2016 – Fall 2017

Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.   No equipment to operate prior to 8:00 am.

No work will occur on Thursdays near the Farmer’s Market area.



Project Details

The project is scheduled to be complete in fall 2017 and includes replacing water meters, hydrants, customer water service connections, 1.8 miles of water lines and 2.1 miles of sewer lines. To minimize impacts to the surrounding properties, temporary pipelines and pumps will be in place to allow for normal water delivery and sewer collection throughout the course of the construction.


Potential Impacts


Alley and Lane Closures - Pipeline replacement will be primarily located in residential alleys. During construction hours, alleys or a road lane will be temporarily closed and detours provided. The closure will take up to two weeks. If driveway/garage/loading area is blocked and access is necessary, access will be provided by the contractor upon request.  Please expect delays and drive cautiously around construction.


No Parking - There will be times when temporary “no parking zones” will be needed during construction hours. Temporary “no parking” signs will be posted 48 hours before parking restrictions begin.


Trash Bins - Trash bins may need to be temporarily relocated. Notifications will be distributed with more information if this applies to your home/business.


Temporary Water Shut-Off - At the end of each water replacement section, there will be a temporary eight-hour water shut off to connect the new pipeline connections to the existing mainlines. Residents and businesses will be informed of the shut off at least 48 hours in advance.  Shutdowns will occur during regular working hours and last no longer than 8 hours.


Thank you for your patience during this important infrastructure project.


For More Information:

Please call the project information line at (760) 435-5833. Calls will be returned within one business day.


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