Many people do not realize the City’s storm drainage system is separate from the sanitary sewer system. This means the storm water from rain and snow melt flows to the nearest drainage area not limited to but including Spearfish Creek. The city is in the process of placing markers by the storm drains to remind people that the drains do run to the creek and other drainage areas in town.
The primary goal of the Stormwater program is to prevent the degradation of these areas. If you notice an illicit discharge (a discharge which may be detrimental to the integrity of the stream) please notify us at 605-642-1333.