Recent Testing for SARS Cov2 (COVID-19) in Lake County’s Sewer Treatment Plants
LAKE COUNTY, CA (April 20, 2020) – As reported Friday, April 17, Special Districts has been working with an agency called Biobot to test raw sewage for the presence of SARS COV2 (The virus that causes COVID-19). The virus is shed in the stools of infected people, and its presence in the raw sewage would indicate cases in the county.
We are testing weekly. The first two test results taken 3/21/2020 and 4/1/2020 were negative at all four treatment plants managed by Special Districts. The results from the test taken on 4/8/2020 did test positive at all four treatment plants (Middletown, Kelseyville, NW Regional and SE Regional systems).