The Celina Wastewater Department maintains the wastewater collection and treatment system which includes 30 miles of wastewater collection lines, twelve lift stations, 35 pumps, and a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 500,000 gallons per day.
The wastewater department strives to provide the best service possible. The department will soon start planned upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant that include additional sludge drying capability, new air piping, and a new waste activated sludge station. In addition to this important project, the city of Celina will be installing a major sewer line that will allow us to divert up to 200,000 gallons of wastewater flow per day away from our existing plant and into the Upper Trinity Regional Water District’s regional collection system. We believe that these important projects will position us well to handle both current and anticipated flow.
As Celina grows so will its wastewater department, which currently consists of three full time employees. We are preparing for upcoming growth by proactively identifying and planning for future wastewater infrastructure. In addition we proactively search for lines that need maintenance or replacement and schedule repairs promptly. Recently the wastewater department completed its 2011 smoke testing project in which collection lines were tested, problem areas identified, and repairs were scheduled. During this project the department tested approximately 40 percent of the collection infrastructure, identified more than 80 problem areas and has repaired more than 30 of those deficiencies to date. This project has significantly decreased inflow and infiltration of rainwater into the collection system.