Wastewater Based Epidemiology Resources
WBE In The Bay Area And Beyond


COVID-WEB: Wastewater Epidemiology for the Bay Area

Central San is currently a participating agency with Wastewater Epidemiology for the Bay Area. Their mission is to help track the spread of Covid-19 in our region and provide early warning about local outbreaks by analyzing wastewater from around the Bay Area. The collaborative regional wastewater monitoring effort aims to provide the most useful, reliable, and accurate data about SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater to decision-makers.




The goal of COVIDPoops19 is to provide a global map of SARS-CoV-2 wastewater testing so the public can easily see where testing is happening in their area. COVIDPoops19 is an interactive GIS map which provides a summary of SARS-CoV-2 wastewater monitoring efforts around the world. The map is run by UC Merced.


California Water Environment Association (CWEA)

CWEA is a community of more than 10,000 members across all facets of California wastewater management. The page below was created in order to keep essential workers informed about COVID-19 and it’s impact on wastewater professionals and the communities they serve.

CWEA has also posted a list of CA Agencies Currently Participating in Wastewater Surveillance. 


Water Environment Federation (WEF)

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world, (CWEA is the state level of this organization).

WEF has a COVID page with good, specific water-sector technical information and links to trusted sites for the most up-to-date official information. 


Centers for Disease Control

The CDC and the US Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with agencies throughout the federal government, have initiated the National Wastewater Surveillance System in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The data generated by NWSS will help public health officials to better understand the extent of COVID-19 infections in communities.


Water Research Foundation

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading worldwide, The Water Research Foundation has been dedicated to keeping water sector professionals informed about this virus and any measures needed to protect both water sector workers and public health.


Central San Articles

Central San Staff have written a number of articles for our internal newsletters for staff as well as to our customer base of over 500,000 residents. You can find those articles below

Article from June 2020

Article from October 2020

Article from January 2021