Aquaporin-2 (AQP2) fine tunes urine concentration in response to the antidiuretic hormone vasopressin. In addition, AQP2 has been suggested to promote cell migration and epithelial morphogenesis. A cell system allowing temporal and quantitative control of expression levels of AQP2 and phospho-mimicking mutants has been missing, as has a system allowing expression of fluorescently tagged AQP2 for time-lapse imaging. In the present study, we generated and validated a Flp-In T-REx Madin-Darby canine kidney cell system for temporal and quantitative control of AQP2 and phospho-mimicking mutants. We verified that expression levels can be temporally and quantitatively controlled and that AQP2 translocated to the plasma membrane in response to elevated cAMP, which also induced S256 phosphorylation. The phospho-mimicking mutants AQP2-S256A and AQP2-S256D localized as previously described, primarily intracellular and to the plasma membrane, respectively. Induction of AQP2 expression in combination with transient, low expression of enhanced green fluorescent protein-tagged AQP2 enabled expression without aggregation and correct translocation in response to elevated cAMP. Interestingly, time-lapse imaging revealed AQP2-containing tubulating endosomes and that tubulation significantly decreased 30 min after cAMP elevation. This was mirrored by the phospho-mimicking mutants AQP2-S256A and AQP2-S256D, where AQP2-S256A-containing endosomes tubulated, whereas AQP2-S256D-containing endosomes did not. Thus, this cell system enables a multitude of cell-based assays warranted to provide deeper insights into the mechanisms of AQP2 regulation and effects on cell migration and epithelial morphogenesis.