Water Conservation


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

The City of Oceanside received 23 entries this year in the San Diego Regional WaterSmart Landscape Contest, reflecting a range of beautiful and innovative water-efficient landscapes.

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


Check out these Oceanside students’ artwork – Winners of the 
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


Oceanside Places 3rd in a Nationwide Competition for 
Water Conservation

The 8th annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation occurred from April 1 to 30, 2019.  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 next March as we gear up for the 2020 Mayor’s Challenge, and get ready to take O’side to #1!




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!


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.