Utility Services & Rates

Volga Municipal Utilities provides electric, water, and wastewater services and contracts with Brookings Dumpster Service for garbage, recycling, and yard waste services which are billed together monthly from the city. Monthly utility bills are processed and mailed from City Hall at 226 Kasan Ave.

New to Volga or moved to a different address in Volga? Stop by City Hall at 226 Kasan Ave to sign up for utilities or get your account updated.

A new utilities account application is available at the link below or at City Hall with applicable deposits and documentation needed in order to begin an account:

New Utilities Application

Questions? Call 605-627-9113. We look forward to serving you!

Electric
Electric rates are charged according to class which include: Residential, Out-of-City, Small Commercial, Large Commercial, and Large Industrial.

Residential:
Monthly Charge (No kWh): $13.00 per meter
plus
Energy Charge (All kWh) @ 11.4¢

For all other classes please click the link below:
Volga Electric Rates

Water
Residential:
Base Charge $14.38
Each 1000 gallons charged $1.92

Residential Out of City:
Base Charge $14.38
Each 1000 gallons charged $2.84

Mobile Home and Non-Metered Apartment:
Flat monthly rate of $22.07/month - in-city
Flat monthly rate of $25.76/month - out of city

Sewer
Residential:
Base Charge $14.56
Each 1000 gallons $0.45 (plus sewer surcharges - see below)
Usage based on water consumption for December, January, February & March and averaged for remainder of year. 

Residential Out of City:
Base Charge $12.66
Each 1000 gallons $0.59 (plus sewer surcharges - see below)
Usage based on water consumption for December, January, February & March and averaged for remainder of year.

Mobile Home and Non-metered Apartment:
Flat monthly charge of $16.36/month + $5.28 flat surcharge/month + $5.12 surcharge/month - in city
Flat monthly charge of $16.92/month + $9.52 flat surcharge/month + $7.56  flat surcharge/month  - out of city

Sewer Surcharge for Borrower Bond CWSRF-01 - Wastewater Treatment Upgrades - Effective 6/1/18
Residential:  $1.32 per 1000 gallons
Residential Out of City:  $2.38 per 1000 gallons

Sewer Surcharge for Borrower Bond CWSRF-02 - Cured-In-Place-Piping (CIPP) Project Effective 7/1/21
Residential:  $1.28 per 1000 gallons
Residential Out of City:  $1.89 per 1000 gallons

Water Surcharge for Borrow Bond DWSRF-01 - New Water Tower - Effective 5/1/22

In accordance with Resolution 2021-25 (which updated Resolution 2021-09 due to higher Borrow Bond), the following water debt service surcharge shall be applicable to all customers served water service whether in or out of the city or whether retail or sales or resale. This surcharge is in addition to other charges put forth in this Resolution. 

Borrower Bond DW-01 Surcharge: $0.926/1,000 gallons for the In-City rate
$1.423/1,000 gallons for the Out-of-City rate
$1.225/1,000 gallons for the Industrial Out-of-City rate

The City’s current general water rates shall be reduced by the above surcharge of $0.926/1,000 gallons for the In-City rate, $1.423/1,000 gallons for the Out-of-City rate, and $1.225/1,000 gallons for the Industrial Out-of-City Rate effective May 1, 2022.

Water and Wastewater Resolution

Garbage
Residential:  $14.04 / month. Garbage is picked up by Brookings Dumpster Service every Wednesday with recycling service occurring on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Residential Senior Garbage Collection Service: $7.02. Senior garbage is defined as anyone 65 years of age or older and living alone. Garbage is picked up by Brookings Dumpster Service every Wednesday with recycling service occurring on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Lawn and Garden Waste Collection Service (optional)
Residential: $2.00 / month. Lawn and garden waste collection provided by Brookings Dumpster Service occurs every Wednesday in the months of May through October.

From approximately September - November, a dumpster is provided north of the baseball fields on 1st Street and near the Community Center at 109 Samara Ave to dump off leaves only. Please do not drop off yard waste bags or garbage bags full of leaves.

Garbage & Lawn and Garden Waste Resolution

Tree and Rubble Site
A tree and rubble site is available for Volga residents only who live in city limits. The site is located at intersection of W 6th Street and 463rd Ave north of the community gardens. Items to be deposited are trees, branches, and clean concrete (without rebar or other materials). All leaves, grass, rebar, and asphalt are prohibited. The area is under video surveillance.