Midland Wastewater Department Rebranding to Water Reclamation

One City service in Midland is getting a name change.

The City of Midland announced on Friday that the Wastewater department is being rebranded as the Water Reclamation department. The City says that the new name more accurately describes the function of the department and its facilities, as they aren’t wasting anything, but rather reclaiming locally used water and the nutrient resources that water contains.

As part of the rebrand, the names of all associated positions and buildings will be changed.

Officials say the facility went through a similar rebrand in 1939, before which it was known as the Midland Sewage Plant.