Rapid City fined for surface water violations
The violations consist of exceeding stormwater discharge standards and non-compliance with reporting requirements.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources is fining Rapid City $8,045 for surface water discharge permit violations at the city’s recycling and landfill facility.
That’s after the city reported violations of its permit limits for certain chemicals into a tributary of Rapid Creek between May of 2015 and February of 2020. Those chemicals were ammonia, total recoverable selenium, total suspended solids, pH and total petroleum hydrocarbons.
In a statement, Assistant City Public Works Director Dan Coon said the violations consist of exceeding stormwater discharge standards and non-compliance with reporting requirements.
In the last two years, he says Rapid City has implemented numerous changes to improve the quality of stormwater discharge from the facility.
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