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School's septic system not functioning properly

The septic field at the Summerland School is not performing "as expected" and hasn't been since October.

Brian Degen, of Olsson Associates, and Jacob Sertich, of Wilkins Architecture Design Planning, met with Summerland Board of Education members, July 12, to explain possible fixes to the problem.

According to Degen, two elements - gallons per day and percolation rate - are key to the system's design.

Prior to the system's construction, engineers intially estimated 8,000 gallons per day.

After comparing Summerland with other same-size schools, and factoring in low-flow fixtures, Morrissey engi...


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