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Carlsbad Municipal Water District

The Carlsbad Municipal Water District is a subsidiary district of the City of Carlsbad and delivers water and recycled water to its service area. About 85 percent of the City of Carlsbad gets water service from the Carlsbad Municipal Water District. The southeastern part of the city is served by the Olivenhain Municipal Water District and the Vallecitos Water District. To see the districts' boundaries, please view the district map.

The Carlsbad Municipal Water District has declared a “drought alert” and adopted mandatory limits on outdoor irrigation to conserve water.

All three water districts serving the City of Carlsbad are in a drought alert.

A drought alert, technically called a “Drought Response Level 2,” limits the days of the week and times of day that residents and businesses may irrigate outdoor landscaping. It also limits the duration.

The new limits on irrigation are based on addresses, as follows:

  • Residents of single-family homes with addresses ending in an even number may water on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Residents of single-family homes with addresses ending in an odd number may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
  • Apartment complexes, condominiums and businesses may water on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Irrigation is permitted between 6 p.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Watering is limited to a maximum of 10 minutes per irrigation station.

The Drought Alert also requires that ornamental fountains that do not recirculate their water be shut down, and that all water leaks be repaired within 72 hours of discovery.

More information on current drought alert.

For utility service sign-ups, disconnects, installations and/or payment arrangements, contact the utility billing department at 760-602-2420.

City Provides High Quality Water

Carlsbad Municipal Water District's annual Water Quality Report shows the tap water it provides to about 38,000 homes and businesses meets all state and federal water quality standards for drinking water.

Contact Information

Water & Sewer

Customer Service & Billing
Includes new service, disconnections, stop/start service, billing questions.

Payment location
1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Utilities Department
Carlsbad Municipal Water District
760-431-0564 fax

5950 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(No payments)

General Information

Business hours
Monday  Friday
8 a.m.  5 p.m.