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Water Reclamation Division


Dave Van Cleave
Main Office:

7903 South Side Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703

Mailing Address:
300 Sixth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: (605) 394-4174
Fax (605) 394-5478

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Office Hours:

Office Hours:  7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mission Statement:

Mandated by Federal, State, and Local government, it is the Water Reclamation Division's responsibility to protect the public health by providing for efficient and economical collection and treatment of wastewater.

In support of the CDC Social Distancing recommendations, access to our offices has been restricted to employees only. Please contact us via phone or email so that we can continue to provide you with necessary services.

 Billing / Account Information
(605) 394-4125

To help ease the burden on those customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Rapid City suspended discontinuation of service for non-payment of utility bills on March 17, 2020. The City of Rapid City has determined that it needs to move toward resuming normal operations and will lift the suspension on discontinuation of service beginning January 4, 2021. Our records indicate that your account is currently past-due. You must bring your account current before January 4, 2021 in order to avoid a potential discontinuation of your service.
We know the COVID-19 pandemic has caused hardship, to varying degrees, for members of our community. If you continue to face a significance financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, you can apply for an exemption from discontinuation on a form available online at If granted, the hardship exemption will allow you additional time, through a short-term utility payment plan, to become current on your City utility account.
If you have been impacted by COVID-19 and need financial assistance, please contact 211 for information on the many programs available at the state, county, and local levels. In addition, the State of South Dakota in collaboration with SD Housing Development Authority, Helpline Center, and partner agencies, are making available CARES Act funding to assist residents with housing and utility expenses. You can apply online at
Please contact the City's Utility Billing division at 394-4125 or via email at
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Sewer Backups
(605) 394-4163
After hours and weekends:  (605) 394-4160

Facility Performance Public Education / Tours
(605) 394-4174

pdf Sewer Rates & Fees (1.57 MB)

pdf Onsite Wastewater Permit Application (1.29 MB)

Sewer Ordinance

Onsite Ordinance

Utility Rate Relief Program