Inside Your World: Wastewater helping battle coronavirus pandemic

May 5, 2020

As the country searches for ways to quickly expand coronavirus testing in our communities, scientists are turning to the sewer for answers.

Rosa Inchausti runs a ground-breaking program in Tempe, Arizona that's using wastewater as an early warning system, identifying and isolating coronavirus hotspots before some residents even know they’re sick.

t’s an effort that was initially conceived here two years ago to battle the opioid pandemic.

Dr. Rolf Halden from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute designed the program. He told us wastewater contains a goldmine of information so he expanded testing.

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