City Water Rates

The City of Celina is aware that our water rates a higher than our surrounding neighbors.  We are working diligently to bring our rates in line with our neighbors.  For FY 2021, the City opted to not raise water rates and plans are in the works to keep the rates the same for FY2022.

Clean water is a must for a healthy and happy community. As we grow, Celina invests in having resilient water supply infrastructure such as pump stations with generators, ground and elevated water storage, along with looped water lines for full fire protection and to prevent outages. 

These investments help keep the everyday water we use free from potential contaminants and harmful pollution. As more people move to Celina, our systems need to be more streamlined in order to operate efficiently and cost-effectively. The city issues bonds to help pay for further water system development, which is then paid off by the expanding population.

An Investment in Clean Water

As an enterprise fund, all revenue generated into Celina’s water and sewer funding will be directly used for water and sewer-related items. For example, the city can’t buy fire trucks or improve parks from this fund. It is the city’s cost to provide residents water. This includes maintenance, operations, and capital costs, ensuring every cent covers the water needs for the city.

What Happens When Cities Don't Invest in Clean Water?

Cities that cut back on water infrastructure investments often run the risk of losing millions of dollars in repairs and maintenance. If efforts aren’t made to upgrade older, outdated, and worn-down facilities, issues will often arise and become far more expensive than the original upgrade.

In-City Vs. Outside City Rates

The further someone lives from Celina’s water facility, the more work is required to get them the water they need. As the city grows and our boundaries expand, more and more water is required to be delivered further from the facility. Due to this, rates outside the city may result in higher expenses.

It’s widely accepted by experts that the cost of providing water services in North Texas continues to increase. This means sinks, drinking water, water for showers and toilets, and wastewater services. Of course, the price each household pays will largely depend on location, access to freshwater, and water usage.

Water Residential
Inside Rates
Base Rates
Meter Size .75 Inch Base$24.56
Meter Size 1.0 Inch Base$41.30
Meter Size 1.5 Inch Base$82.61
Meter Size 2.o Inch Base$132.18
Volume Rate Per Thousands
0-2000 Gallons UsedIncluded in base rate
2,001 - 10,000 Gallons Used$5.37
10,001 - 20,000 Gallons Used$8.13 
20,001 - 30,000 Gallons Used$9.57
30,001 and above Gallons Used$13.81
Wastewater Residential
Inside Rates
Base Rates
Meter Size .75 Inch Base$25.54
Meter Size 1.0 Inch Base$45.90
Meter Size 1.5 Inch Base$85.66
Meter Size 2.0 Inch Base$146.85
Volume Rate Per Thousands
0 - 1,000 Gallons UsedIncluded in Base rate
1,001 - 5,000 Gallons Used$6.37
Over 5000 Gallons Used$7.88
Water Residential
Outside Rates
Base Rates
Meter Size .75 Inch Base$36.84
Meter Size 1.0 Inch Base$61.95
Meter Size 1.5 Inch Base$123.92
Meter Size 2.0 Inch Base$198.27
Volume Rate Per Thousands
0 - 2,000 Gallons UsedIncluded in  base rate
2.001 - 10,000 Gallons Used $8.05
10,001 - 20,000 Gallons Used $12.19
20,001 - 30,000 Gallons Used $14.35
30,001 and above Gallons Used$20.72
Waste Water Residential
Outside Rates
Base Rates
Meter Size .75 Inch Base$38.32
Meter Size 1.0 Inch Base$68.84
Meter Size 1.5 Inch Base$128.49
Meter Size 2.0 Inch Base$220.27
Volume Rate Per Thousands
0 - 1,000 Gallons UsedIncluded in base rate
2,001 - 5,000 Gallons Used$9.55
Over 5000 Gallons Used $11.82

Trash Rates

Garbage Collection contract signed December 2020. The third year of rates is based on CPI (Consumer Price Index) and became effective on November 18, 2023. The rates will be reflected on the water bill due on January 10, 2024.

Garbage Collection (Residential/Senior Citizen) + 8.25% sales tax
Effective (November 18, 2023)
Trash$17.74 / 16.76
Recycling$3.97 / $3.97
Extra Cart$10.75
Garbage Collection (Mustang Customers) + 8.25% sales tax
Effective (November 18, 2023)
Extra Cart$10.75

Stormwater Drainage Fee

Storm Water Utility Rate Schedule

Single Family Residential
Tier 1$4.90
Tier 2$7.90
Tier 3$13.25
Other Development Properties$7.75 per month/ERU**
**Equivalent Residential Unit - 5,000 square feet of impervious area

What is a stormwater utility?