Water Conservation

The City of Oceanside received 23 entries for the 2019 San Diego Regional WaterSmart Landscape Contest, reflecting a range of beautiful and innovative water-efficient landscapes.  Stay tuned for information regarding the 2020 contest!



 2019 WaterSmart Landscape Contest Winners

The City of Oceanside congratulates the winners of the 2019 WaterSmart Landscape Contest!

Top Honors

Janet & Conrad Beck
1132 Laguna St.

Honorable Mentions

Gerold Wharton
3237 San Tomas Dr.

Kim Wascher
710 Stanley St.

Laura Cates
573 Boysenberry Way

Janet and Conrad Beck, homeowners at 1132 Laguna Street, received the $250 grand prize for their self-described "whimsical garden." The couple's colorful garden showcases a variety of low water-use plants that are watered by hand, replacing their automated sprinkler system and resulting in a water savings of over 3,700 gallons per month.

Three runners-up received the award of honorable mention along with gift cards to a local nursery: Gerold Wharton of 3237 San Tomas Drive, Kim Wascher of 710 Stanley Street, and Laura Cates of 573 Boysenberry Way.

2019 WaterSmart Landscape Contest Winners

2018 WaterSmart Landscape Contest Winners

2019 North County Water Agencies Water Awareness Poster Contest

The Water Awareness Poster Contest is an annual competition amongst fourth grade students in each of the North County water agencies’ service areas, designed to promote an understanding and appreciation for conserving water and using it more efficiently. Almost 60 fourth grade students in the Oceanside Unified School District entered this years’ poster contest, representing eight different elementary schools within the district. The three winners selected for the City of Oceanside this year are Sadie Troyer, Julie Marvan and Leanne Gonzalez. These students’ creative and inspiring artwork will be featured in the 2020 North County Water Agency Calendar.

Sadie Troyer Julie Marvan Leanne Gonzalez


2019 Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

The 8th annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation occurred from April 1 to 30, 2019, with Oceanside placing 3rd in our population category for most pledges! This friendly, month-long competition was a campaign to see which city could get the most pledges for water efficiency, pollution reduction and energy savings. With thousands of cities participating for the title of “Most Water-Wise” city, Oceanside made a valiant effort, finishing third in its population bracket. Check back in March of 2020 as we gear up for the 2020 Mayor’s Challenge, and get ready to take O’side to #1!


WaterSmart Online Portal - Usage, Alerts & More! 


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 www.Oceanside.WaterSmart.com and enter your City of Oceanside water utility account number and zip code to create your account. Click here for more information on WaterSmart!


Level One Drought Watch, What Does it Mean?

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.

Explore our site to view resources, rebate information and upcoming workshops for you to learn how to use water more efficiently.

Oceanside will maintain mandatory Level 1 water use efficiency measure to ensure adequate water supplies. Please familiarize yourself with the City's Mandatory Water Use Efficiency Measures.

Are You Water Wise??

BeWaterWise.com is Metropolitan Water District's portal for water conservation rebates and grants, landscape classes, water-wise garden inspiration and tons of helpful tips. Drought, climate change and growing populations all add up to one thing in Southern California: we must make conservation a way of life. We’re here to help you conserve 365 days a year.