Wastewater Monitoring

Links to Latest Public Health Data

What started during the COVID pandemic has blossomed into a new and powerful tool for public health monitoring.

Upper Blackstone has partnered with several organizations including:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Biobot Analytics


Follow these links to the most up-to-date local Worcester area data:

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Upper Blackstone continues to participate in routine monitoring programs to inform our community of the prevalence of COVID and other viruses like the flu and Norovirus in the community.

Similar sampling is being done around the country and in other parts of Massachusetts.

For the most up to date data Biobot COVID data see https://biobot.io/data/#county-25027. See the attached document at the bottom of this page for a more detailed narrative.

Data for the metro-Boston MWRA service area is available at https://www.mwra.com/biobot/biobotdata.htm and

on the Boston, MA WastewaterSCAN dashboard.

Data from wastewater testing offers our community trend data for early detection of virus spread. At this time, it is not possible to reliably and accurately predict the number of infected individuals in a community based on sewage testing. For more information please visit https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/surveillance/wastewater-surveillance/wastewater-surveillance.html

RSV data