RCAS board passes emergency declaration fixing sewage pipes

RAPID CITY S.D. – Rapid City Area Schools are handling a with a smelly problem with a speedy resolution.

At the Monday night Rapid City School Board meeting, administrators said South Middle School has been experiencing sewage problems due to aging pipes. Some are 60-years-old and are made out of clay tiles.

The middle school staff says the sewage has backed up several times recently.

The school board passed an emergency declaration to hire someone to fix the pipes as soon as possible.

“The safety of the students is the most important thing,” said School Board President Ron Riherd. “If we had to remove students, we would. It’s not a great deal of backup, but its a problem we see now and we need to alleviate that situation.”

Fixing the sewage pipes will cost around $70,000. It’s unclear when the repairs will begin.

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