National Wastewater Surveillance System
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a new tool in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) for SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. The data collected by NWSS is intended to help public health officials understand the extent of COVID-19 infections in communities. The NWSS webpage includes sampling strategy, testing methods, data reporting and analytics, public health interpretation, use, and communication, and targeted use cases. Please contact Greg Kester with any questions or comments.
SASD Featured on KCRA 3: Detecting COVID-19 in Wastewater
Last week, the Sacramento Area Sewer District and Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District was featured on KCRA 3 in a media interview about their wastewater based epidimology work. Check out the four news segments that provided great coverage on the early warning detection system in the Sacramento area, KCRA 3 6p.m. News, KCRA 3 7p.m. News, My58 10p.m. News, KCRA 3 4:30a.m. News.
Dr. Oz Talks WBE with EBMUD’s Director of Wastewater
The East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD)’s Director of Wastewater, Eileen White recently appeared on a segment with Dr. Oz to explain how wastewater testing can be used as a tool to win the war on COVID-19. Listen in as she uncovers how universities and wastewater utilities throughout the United States are testing sewage for the presence of COVID-19 and using it as a tool to track the virus. Check out the segment here.