Studying the Presence of Coronavirus in Wastewater

Jun 17, 2020

Credit Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District

This morning on This Green Earth, Nell and Chris are joined by Mike Luers, General Manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District. He talks about the findings of a recent state-wide study on the presence of coronavirus within raw, untreated wastewater.   The study considered whether sudden changes in concentration of coronavirus within the influent coming into a treatment plant could be used by public health officials as an early indicator that COVID-19 infection rates within a community may also soon change as well.