Earlier today, the city of Celina updated its residents on the recent water pipeline leak near Fishtrap and Brewer Roads.
The 36-inch pipeline has leaked water across Celina. Currently, Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD), the service water provider for the entire city, can’t currently access the leak as high levels at Lewisville Lake stand in the way of excavation. But they have started working on an access road to properly find the leak and then determine how to repair it.
“We have been proactive by sending a workforce to the site to create the access road and have started to order parts for the pipeline,” said Jason Pierce of UTRWD.
The access roads should be completed within the next few days and excavation can begin to further fix the pipeline leak, Pierce said.
UTRWD has instructed residents to only water once per week with a sprinkler to avoid any unnecessary wastage. Pierce mentioned that the usual rule of thumb was to never exceed one inch of water on lawns, especially in the summer. But watering lawns once a week only is applied when any sorts of malfunctions such as pipeline leaks or droughts occur in the city.
For the convenience of the residents, the city of Celina recommends signing up at watermyyard.org to know how much to water based on current weather conditions.