The water pollution plant in Midland is getting ready for a major rehabilitation project.

According to NewsWest 9, The project will mainly look at upgrading the plant's process of removing solids from waste water.

Upgrades include for the plant to get a new bar screen to remove larger solids, a conveyor for grit removal, the replacement of rusted equipment, and a total renovation of the boiler room within the plant.

The plant was built back in the 1960's and has had constant maintenance to keep the plant functional, but major replacement and repair is needed now to keep the plant operational for the next several years or so.

The improvements will not effect the plant's secondary system which is already preparing for a $110 million renovation from Pioneer Natural Resources.

Construction on the primary plant should begin within the next six months and is expected to take around 18 months from beginning to completion.