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Everson school sewage went into storm ditch

Monday - 8/27/2012, 11:37am  ET

EVERSON, Wash. (AP) - An inspection of the septic system at Nooksack Valley High School in Everson this month discovered there was no drain field and sewage went into a storm sewer that emptied into a ditch.

Kyle Dodd of the Whatcom County Health Department doesn't know how long the problem has been occurring. The septic system was installed in 1956.

The Bellingham Herald reports ( http://is.gd/GTnizc) sewage will be held in a holding tank at the school and trucked to the Everson treatment plant until the school district comes up with a long-term fix.

School starts on Wednesday.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com


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