Report Storm Water Incidents

The Oceanside Clean Water Program is dedicated to sustaining and improving water quality in Oceanside rivers, creeks, lagoons, sloughs and the Pacific Ocean.  Studies have shown that materials such as litter, fertilizers, pesticides and bacteria are causing water pollution. These materials can travel down the storm drain system from water runoff and illegal dumping.

You can help prevent pollutants from reaching waterways by reporting anybody dumping anything down a storm drain or if you see water running in the street and it is not raining. Watch this video to learn more about how you can help and how to properly report dumping violations and water runoff. Your information will help protect the health of humans, wildlife, and the livelihoods that depend on healthy waterways.

Illicit Discharge and Detection Elimination (IDDE): A Grate Concern, Public Outreach

You can also call the Oceanside Urban Runoff Hotline at 760-435-4500 to report information. Be prepared to provide the information listed below. Your personal information will be kept confidential. The Clean Water Program thanks you for your commitment to protecting water quality in Oceanside rivers, creeks, lagoons and the ocean.

Please report the following items

Date of incident

Time of incident

Reporting Party Information (Your information will be kept confidential.)

  • Name
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Home Phone No.
  • Cell Phone No.
  • Email Address


  • Over Irrigation/Broken Irrigation
  • Spills/Dumping
  • Power Washing
  • Yard Waste/Landscape Activity
  • Street/Driveway Washing
  • Leak repair
  • Watering Time
  • Shut off nozzle
  • Follow up

Incident Location

  • Street Number
  • Street Name
  • Cross Street
  • Other details

Location type

Select type of location from the following:

  • Residential
  • Commercial Business
  • Industrial Business
  • City Facility

Incident Details

Please provide detailed information about the incident you are reporting.

How did you find out about this Hotline?

Please select one:

  • Promotional Item
  • Brochure
  • Oceanside Magazine
  • Newspaper/Magazine
  • Cleanup Event
  • KOCT
  • Presentation
  • Webmaster Email
  • Door Hanger
  • Conservation Hotline
  • Website
  • Other

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