Wastewater Surveillance


The Andrews County Health Department is coordinating with the City of Andrews' Public Wastewater Collection and Treatment department, CDC's National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) and outside laboratories on wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. ACHD started it's sampling in August 2023, and perform weekly data collection to track and monitor trends of COVID-19 for the city of Andrews. 

Andrews Wastewater Surveillance - Wastewaster Collection and Treatment Plant

  1. What is Wastewater Surveillance?
  2. How does it work?
  3. Data Limitations
  4. Partners

Wastewater surveillance (also named Wastewater-Based Epidemiology), is a supplementary public health tool that can detect  the presence and number of viruses, or pathogens such as COVID-190 in wastewater. Unlike other types of public health reporting, wastewater monitoring does not depend on people having access to healthcare, visiting a doctor when sick, or availability of testing for people who are sick. 

COVID-19 Wastewater Data for Andrews

As of 01.23.2024

*As of 01/23/2024