Volga owns and operates a wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) located to the east of the City. Wastewater flows from the City collection system to the WWTF primarily via gravity with contributions from three lift stations. Pretreatment consists of a bar screen, grit chamber, and Parshall flume. Flow passes through pretreatment structures into two concrete aeration basins that serve as the facility’s primary treatment. These aeration basins are operated in parallel. Flow continues to a 21-acre, 3-cell pond system, operated in series, and undergoes final treatment in a 15-acre constructed wetland. The treated wastewater is discharged into an unnamed tributary where it eventually reaches the Big Sioux River. Four lift stations are used to ensure adequate flow of wastewater to the WWTF from all parts of the City limits. 

The sanitary sewer system in Volga consists of approximately 48,500 feet of gravity sewer ranging in size from 8 to 18-inches. Pipe materials include polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vitrified clay pipe (VCP), cured-in-place pipe (CIPP), and ductile iron pipe (DIP).

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