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Preserve French Creek in the Black Hills of SD

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Help to preserve a Black Hills treasure, the beautiful, pristine, historic French Creek!

What is happening?

The City of Custer South Dakota has plans to move its sewage wastewater discharge location from its current location to French Creek. The NEW discharge site into French Creek is planned to occur outside the Custer City limits, about one mile below Stockade Lake, in Custer County, South Dakota.

Preserve French Creek, Inc. was successful in obtaining enough petition signatures to have an Initiative added to the June 6, 2023 ballot declaring the discharge of any treated water from the City of Custer Waste Water Treatment Plant into French Creek a Nuisance. The Nuisance Initiative was passed overwhelmingly by County voters.

The voices of Custer County in opposition to discharging wastewater into French Creek clearly said “no” to the City’s plan. However, as of this date, Custer is ignoring the vote and its contractor is continuing work on its pipeline from the Wastewater Plant to French Creek.

What can you do to help in the effort to keep the City of Custer from dumping its sewage wastewater into French Creek?

• Say no to the City of Custer’s determination to forever pollute French Creek! Voice your opposition and help Preserve French Creek, Inc. to continue its work to keep this disastrous plan from being implemented!

Use the links on the Take Action page at and email your opposition to the Custer Mayor and Council Members.

Donate here to join Preserve French Creek, Inc. in its legal fight to stop the City from discharging its wastewater into a CLEAN creek that is currently used for swimming, wading, and fishing for trout. Any amount will help.

Thank you!

Preserve French Creek is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Your donation is tax deductible.


Lana Huber
Custer, SD

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