Sewage testing

Check if COVID-19 virus fragments have been detected in your local sewage area.

COVID-19 virus fragments detected in sewage

The NSW Sewage Surveillance Program tests untreated sewage for fragments of the COVID-19 (SARSCoV- 2) virus at sewage treatment plant locations across NSW.

There are a number of sewage detections across metro and regional NSW. The locations listed generally represent new detections or in areas at high risk where there are no known cases. 

If you live in any of these areas you should monitor for symptoms. If you have even the mildest of symptoms (even if it appears to be a cold), get tested and self-isolate immediately. 

List of sewage plants where COVID-19 virus fragments have been detected.

Plant location

Testing date

Information

Barooga treatment plant  1 December The Barooga treatment plant serves about 1810 people.
Bellingen treatment plant 30 November The Bellingen treatment plant serves about 12,700 people.
Curlewis treatment plant 30 November The Curlewis treatment plant serves about 770 people.
Dungog treatment plant 1 December The Dungog treatment plant serves about 3000 people.
Eden treatment plant 30 November The Eden treatment plant serves about 8000 people.
Finley treatment plant 1 December The Finley treatment plant serves about 2520 people.
Gerringong and Gerroa treatment plant 3 December The Gerringong and Gerroa treatment plant serves about 7200 people.
Merriwa treatment plant 29 November The Merriwa treatment plant serves about 980 people.
Murrurundi sewage treatment plant  29 November The Murrurundi sewage treatment plant serves about 847 people.
Quirindi treatment plant 30 November The Quirindi treatment plant serves about 2680 people.
Trangie sewage treatment plant 29 November The Trangie sewage treatment plant serves about 1200 people.
West Wyalong treatment plant 1 December The West Wyalong treatment plant serves about 7200 people.
Woolgoolga sewage treatment plant 29 November The Woolgoolga sewage treatment plant serves about 14,000 people.
Young treatment plant 2 December The Young treatment plant serves about 7100 people.

 

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