Oceanside CA— The City of Oceanside has returned to a Level One Drought Watch thanks to the extraordinary conservation efforts of its customers and the improved water supply conditions statewide. Though this lower level of drought response will replace specific state-mandated restrictions to conserve water, Oceanside will maintain Level One water use efficiency measures to ensure adequate water supplies should drought conditions continue.
While restrictions limiting the days on which lawn watering can occur have been lifted, watering must still be done between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. The City of Oceanside remains committed to water use efficiency and the elimination of wasteful water use such as runoff and over watering, both of which are prohibited and can result in a fine.
“Over the past 3 years of severe drought conditions, residents and businesses in Oceanside have done a tremendous job reducing water use and increasing water use efficiency, and those efforts made a huge impact for our community,” said Cari Dale,
Water Utilities Director for the City of Oceanside. “Our deepest thanks go out to all of you as we continue our commitment to conservation and smart water use. In Oceanside, we realize that conservation isn’t just a number – it’s a way of life.”
The City of Oceanside is further empowering its customers to better manage and monitor their own water use efficiency directly through a new online water use analytics tool and customer portal. The WaterSmart tool provides Oceanside residents with detailed information on water consumption, including data on how the resident’s water use compares to other homes with similar characteristics such as the age of the home, the size, the number of occupants and the amount of irrigatable landscape.
The program provides insight into where water is used most within the resident’s home, and customizes recommendations on how to conserve water.