Septic system fails at Woodland Elementary

Expert warned district years ago about issue


Caution tape blocked off a field at Woodland Elementary School last week. The area was contaminated by a septic system failure just days before. Photo by Matt JohnsonA septic system failure at Woodland Elementary School two weeks ago put the Mariposa County Unified School District in a murky spot.
And it came with plenty of warning dating back nearly a decade when an expert cautioned officials of the potential for failure.
One of the systems at the school surpassed its capacity and waste contam...

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