Menu Close

New Mexico COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance

The New Mexico Environment Department monitored COVID-19in wastewater at congregate care settings in the state until October 2021. Symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals who are infected with COVID-19 shed the virus in their feces. This created an opportunity to monitor for the presence of the virus in sewage. This project provided valuable information to decision-makers that, along with a range of other data, helped inform public health actions that were used to help control the spread of COVID-19 during the peak of the pandemic.

For more information about the New Mexico Wastewater Surveillance System, please watch the video Innovating through the Pandemic.

Contact Us

Main Ph: 505-827-2855

Headquarters Location
Harold Runnels Building
1190 St. Francis Dr. Suite N4050
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Back to Top