Sewage is used water and waste discharged by a community’s residents and businesses. It is collected from the drains of sinks, showers, toilets and laundry facilities and flows into sewer lines or collection systems. From the sewer lines, sewage is then transported to a treatment facility.
The Town of Wadena has two lift stations that collects this raw sewage. Once arrived at the lift station, it is treated prior to being pumped to a town owned lagoon, located six miles S.W of town. Every Spring and Fall, a lagoon discharge is completed and a multitude of tests are performed.
Interesting fact - The waste water tested in lagoon contained 99.8% water and 0.02% actual waste. Another reason why we should all be thinking about our water usage and how we can conserve within our homes, work place and community!