The City of Oceanside received two awards in July recognizing the city's public communication and water reuse efforts.
Named Recycled Water Agency of the Year for small systems by the WateReuse Association, the city was recognized as a leading agency to develop recycled water on a significant level as an alternative water source within and beyond its service area. The city’s water reuse program will expand water recycling and advanced water purification to meet the city's goal of using 50 percent of its water supplies locally by 2030.
In addition, the City won an EPIC (Excellence in Public Information and Communications) award from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) for the Pure Water Oceanside Communication Plan. The plan outlined public outreach and education efforts for the project including a public and school tour program and the March 2019 World of Water community event. The tour program and public events have been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.