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Entries are Now Being Accepted for the 2019 WaterSmart Landscape Contest!

This annual competition showcases the beauty of low water use landscapes in our City.  Anyone with a residential water-efficient landscape can enter. Please review the requirements for entering and the judging criteria to improve your chances of winning! To enter the contest, submit the 2019 Entry Form and all materials by April 26, 2019. 

Applications will be accepted online, via email and hard copy for those participants who may not have computer access.   

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 FREE Fix-A-Leak Workshop
Friday, April 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Oceanside Civic Center Community Rooms
300 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside


Join us for a free, interactive and informative workshop with plumbing professional, Greg Chick, author of "All About Water - As Told by the Plumber Who’s Seen it All". An experienced, licensed plumber from Green Plumbers USA, Greg will discuss how to identify leaks, their common causes and how to fix them.

Attendance is FREE but seating is limited. 
Email us at to reserve your space TODAY! 



Coming Soon… Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Get ready to join Mayor Weiss in the pledge to use water more efficiently! The Eighth Annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a friendly competition between cities across the country to see which city can be the most water wise. Residents can take part in the challenge by completing a pledge online at between April 1-30, 2019. 

The cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the pledge in each population category will win the challenge! Participants in winning cities are eligible to win hundreds of prizes. Let’s show the country that Oceanside is committed to saving water!




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.

 Below we have listed resources, workshops, and events for you learn how to use water more efficiently! 


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

Water use efficiency measures. Oceanside will maintain mandatory Level 1 water use efficiency measure to ensure adequate water supplies. Please click here for more information on Oceanside's drought response. 

Mandatory Water Use Efficiency Measures
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Repair all indoor and outdoor leaks within five (5) days of notification.
  • 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 Rebates, Programs and Incentives 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.