Water Conservation

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.

The City’s Water Conservation Master Plan was created to help the City meet its future water needs and is the guiding document for Green Oceanside’s water conservation program. The City also maintains mandatory water use efficiency measures for its customers to ensure adequate water supplies even in drought conditions. 

Explore our site to view a variety of resources, programs, and events to help you use water more efficiently both indoors and outdoors.

Program Highlights

2020 Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation: Help Oceanside Win First Place!

The 9th annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is August 1-31. During that time, residents can pledge to conserve water and be more sustainable to earn the City points in this national contest. Click here to pledge and learn more.

Virtual Landscape Workshops 

 Green Oceanside is hosting a series of virtual landscape design workshops for homeowners! To register for these workshops, visit the Green Oceanside events page.

After the workshop has occurred, you can view a recording of the workshop and download presentation slides at the Landscaping Resources Page. 

Oceanside’s 2020 Landscape Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to Leslie Rush for winning first place in this year’s WaterSmart Landscape Contest!

Visit the Landscape Contest Page to view details and photos of the winning entries and for information about the annual contest.

Winners of the 2020 Water Awareness Poster Contest 

Congratulations to Jeremiah Martinez of Ivy Ranch Middle School for winning the City of Oceanside’s fourth-grade poster contest this year! Visit the School Programs Page to learn more about this annual contest for North County students.

WaterSmart Online Portal: Usage, Alerts and More!

City of Oceanside water customers have free access to the WaterSmart web and mobile portal. WaterSmart account holders can view their water use data online and have access to features that could help them save water and money.  Learn more about WaterSmart.