The Midland Wastewater Treatment Plant recycles wastewater that has been discharged into the City of Midland's sanitary sewer system. The recycling process involves physical and biological processes that remove waste products from the water before it is discharged into the waters of the State of Michigan.

The City has been issued a permit to discharge clean, recycled water to the Tittabawassee River. The permit contains requirements for complying with State and Federal water pollution control laws. Wastewater Treatment Plant staff are responsible for complying with all permit requirements and to protect the environment to which we discharge water

Water / Sewer Billing Office
333 W. Ellsworth
Midland, MI 48640
989-837-3341

Wastewater Treatment Plant
2125 Austin St.
Midland, MI 48642
989-837-3500

Topics of Interest

Visit our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page for information on the following:
  • Odors in air/basement
  • What can cause sewer backups
  • Preventing sewer backup problems
  • Customer's responsibilities for sewer backups
  • City's responsibilities for sewer backups
  • Street flooding from rain
  • RV waste disposal site
  • Domestic septage
  • Tours of Wastewater Treatment Plant
City Construction Projects  Bookmark this page for the latest information on City of Midland storm/sanitary sewer, water main, and street construction projects.

External Web Links for the Subject of Wastewater



 Department Budget Report

2010-2011 Budget Report   Find out more about Midland Wastewater Department functions and performance indicators for the current fiscal year.

Latest Updates

Online Water/Sewer Payments & Building Permits Unavailable  From Jan. 5-10, the City's online payment system and building permits will be unavailable. Click here for details.

Gas to Energy Watch the YouTube video above for the latest on the City's money-saving, environmentally-friendly program.

Water & Sewer Rate Increases Sewer and Water rates have increased for fiscal 2013-14, effective July 1, 2013.

Pay Water / Sewer Bill by Automatic Funds Withdrawal!  Check out the City's automatic funds withdrawal program.

Pay Water / Sewer Bill Online!  Automatic withdrawal not for you? Try paying by credit card through the City's online payment system.

All About The Department

When Is My Water / Sewer Bill Due?  Find out here!

Water / Sewer Rates  Find out current water / sewer rates.

Wastewater Treatment  How this complex recycling system works.

Difference Between Storm and Sanitary Sewers

Flooding from Heavy Rainfall or Snow  Tips on how you can help prepare for and reduce flooding issues around your property.

Sewer Ordinance  Chapter 28 of the City's Code of Ordinances pertains to water, sewers, and sewage disposal.

Wastewater System Emergencies

The City of Midland Wastewater Department responds to wastewater emergencies 24 hours a day. 

If you have a wastewater or sewer emergency, please first reference our Wastewater Department Frequently Asked Questions to see if a possible solution to your problem is there. If you can't find an answer to your particular issue on that page, call the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 989-837-3500.

Sewer Backups... What To Do If It Happens to You 

Domestic Sewage Disposal  Sewage from residents in Midland County and licensed septage haulers may be accepted at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.