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COVID-19 Wastewater Surveil​lance

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Wastewater Surveillance ​Toolkit​

Wastewater surveillance, also known as Wastewater-Based Epidemiology, is a supplementary public health tool that can track the presence and number of viruses, pathogens or diseases such as COVID-19 in wastewater.

This page will continue being updated with new resources as they are available.​​​

Follow the links below to view COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance toolkit items:​


​Beyond COVID-19 - Skip to main contentBe​yond COVID-19: ​Influ​enza, RSV, Mpox, etc.​ (PDF)

​​Common list of acronyms used in Wastewater Surveillance - ​Skip to main contentWastewate​​r Surveilla​nce Acronyms​​​ (PDF)

Common terms used in Wastewater Surveillance - Skip to main content​List of terms used in Wastewater Surveillance (PDF)

​Frequently Asked Questions - Skip to main contentCalifornia Wastewater Surveillance Network Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)​

How Wastewater Surveillance for COVID-19 works - Skip to main contentWastewater Surveillance for SARS-CoV​​-2​ (PDF)

Using Wastewater Surveillance to inform public health - Skip to main contentUsing Wastewater Surveillance to Inform Public Health (PDF)​

General Wastewater Surveillance FAQs - Skip to main contentFAQ ​General ​Wastewate​r Surveillance

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