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Water

The Water Department manages the maintenance and repair of the water production, transfer, and distribution facilities.

Why is water so important?

Our bodies don’t work without it. Our crops don’t grow. Our gardens don’t bloom. Our fish don’t swim. Our pets don't thrive.  Our industries and communities can’t grow and expand. In fact, just about everything we do in our daily lives -- directly or indirectly-- depends upon water.

The earth is largely covered by water. But the truth is; only about 2% of that water is drinkable. With a constantly growing population, that small amount of water is being shared by more and more people. In addition to the water used for human consumption, our water resources are also used for, irrigation, agriculture, manufacturing, and power generation.

We cannot afford to take our precious water supplies for granted.  Water -- quantity and quality -- is quickly becoming a global issue.  That's why we have to learn to be better stewards of this finite resource and learn to make informed decisions about how we use it. 

What Celina is doing to help conserve.

In order to conserve the available water supply and protect the integrity of water supply facilities, with particular regard for domestic water use, sanitation, fire protection, and the public health and safety, the city of Celina actively encourages responsible water use. To that end, Celina water offers various resources on water conservation to the public.

In addition to our own local water conservation program, the city has partnered with Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) to promote watershed protection and further our water conservation efforts. If you happen to be visiting city hall ask our staff about the water conservation brochures that we have available, or if you prefer, email your address to and we will be happy to send a packet to you.  To find out more on water conservation click HERE.


Rules for lawn irrigation and irrigation systems

  1. Outdoor watering with sprinklers is prohibited from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day from June 1 through September 30. (Resetting of watering times in sprinkler systems is recommended to comply with the water schedule. Watering with handheld hoses, soaker hoses, or dispensers is allowed.)
  2. All new irrigation systems are required to include rain and freeze sensors, capable of multiple programming.
  3. All new irrigation systems are required to be in compliance with state design and installation regulations (TAC Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 344).
  4. Irrigation systems that spray directly onto impervious surfaces or onto other non-irrigated areas are prohibited. (Wind driven water drift will be taken into consideration).
  5. Outdoor watering during any form of precipitation is prohibited.
  6. Fugitive water flow is prohibited.
  7. No person or facility or operation shall cause or permit the flow of excess or fugitive water onto any adjacent property or public right-of-way.

Water Well Drilling

On January 10, 2011 the Celina City Council approved the adoption of an ordinance setting forth guidelines for private well drilling in Celina. The ordinance insures that best practices are utilized during construction and that minimum standards for well construction are met. This ordinance requires that wells are properly constructed in a way that reduces the contamination risk to the aquifer (underground water bearing formation) and the risk of cross connections between the well and the potable water system. For more information click on the links below:

NTGCD Letter

Water Well Drilling Permit

Well Construction Application

Well Drilling Ordinance

2015 Water Consumer Confidence Report (CCN)