Water & Sewer Department

The City of Spearfish has a combined water and sewer department. It is currently overseen by the Utilities Superintendent and a 6 person crew who are currently responsible for inspection and maintenance of the City’s 87 miles of sanitary sewer lines and 5 raw sewage pump stations.


The crew utilizes 2 jet/vac units which uses high pressure water for cleaning the lines. Along with the jet/vac unit, a television camera is used to inspect the mains when needed. The department also aids in plan review and inspection of new line installation in our growing city.


Preventing Sewer Back Ups

Although the City’s crew makes a great effort to prevent sewer back ups from happening, they may still occur. We have added the following article to help explain why they happen and what to do if one occurs.