New York Resources

Wastewater Testing

  • Wastewater data can help us better understand what communities might be at the highest risk and increase vaccination efforts for those most vulnerable.
  • Wastewater samples are untreated wastewater taken from waste treatment plants; this does not mean that poliovirus is being found in open drains or potable water.

NYSDOH wastewater surveillance: Polio Wastewater Surveillance (


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