Wastewater Monitoring

Monitoring Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Wastewater

Wastewater Surveillance of COVID-19 now highly recommended by the European Commission

An increasing amount of research and collected testing data indicates that monitoring of the genetic signal of SARS CoV-2 in wastewater can serve as an early indicator to localize the spreading of COVID-19 in communities. It offers valuable information for tracking outbreaks and predicting new epicenters of infection. 

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European Commission considers Wastewater Monitoring as a complementary and independent approach to COVID-19 surveillance and testing strategies and adopted a recommendation on monitoring COVID-19 and its variants in wastewaters in the EU.

Member States are strongly encouraged to put a national wastewater surveillance system in place as soon as possible, and no later than 1 October 2021, targeted at the systematic data collection of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants in wastewaters.

The monitoring system should include at least wastewaters from large cities with over 150.000 inhabitants, preferably with a minimum sampling frequency of two samples per week. 

Global wastewater experts agree that further research and best practices are needed to develop and optimize appropriate sample collection, preparation and testing approaches. Untreated wastewater samples need to be prepared easily and efficiently prior to the extraction and detection of the SARS-CoV-2 genomic RNA using real-time PCR.

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