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Sars-CoV-2 virus NOT detected in the sewage tested from the City of Wheeler community.

10/19/2020 The results are in from the October 12th, 2020 localized testing.  The report for October 12th shows the Sars-CoV-2 virus was not detected in the influent from the City of Wheeler community.

Please continue to practice all safety measures, wear your mask, and stay physically distanced. 

View the full report here:

Biobot Report 10/12/2020


Sars-CoV-2 virus NOT detected in the sewage tested from the City of Nehalem community.

10/8/2020 The results are in from the October 5th, 2020 localized testing.  The report for October 5th shows the Sars-CoV-2 virus was not detected in the influent from the City of Nehalem community.  The service area included the neighborhoods from Riverside Drive, Hugo St, all the way to Hilltop Estates.  This week we will be drawing samples from  the community of Wheeler.

Please continue to practice all safety measures, wear your mask, and stay physically distanced. 

View the full report here:

Biobot Report 10/5/2020


Sars-CoV-2 virus NOT detected in the sewage tested from the Bayside Gardens community.

10/5/2020 The results are in from the September 28, 2020 localized testing.  The report for September 28th shows the Sars-CoV-2 virus was not detected in the influent from the Bayside Gardens community.  The service area included the neighborhoods from Clipper Court to Tohl Avenue.  This week we will be drawing samples from the Nehalem community and next week from the community of Wheeler.

Please continue to practice all safety measures, wear your mask, and stay physically distanced. 

View the full report here:

Biobot Report 9/28/2020

Find the latest study on wastewater surveillance from Stop The Spread (STS) here.


Sars-CoV-2 virus NOT detected in the sewage tested from the Manzanita community.

09/28/2020 The results are in from the September 21, 2020 localized testing.  The report for September 21st shows the Sars-CoV-2 virus was not detected in the influent from the Manzanita community.  The service area included Neah-Kah-Nie, Manzanita, and the Nehalem Bay State Park.  This week we will be drawing samples from the community of Bayside Gardens.

Please continue to practice all safety measures, wear your mask, and stay physically distanced. 

View the full report here:

Biobot Report 9/21/2020


9/14/2020  We are anticipating the arrival of the next group of test kits from Bio-bot within the next week.  We would like to share more information about the process of mining wastewater data to create a Covid-19 case estimation:

biobotanalytics/mining-wastewater-data-to-refine-covid-19-case-estimation


Sars-CoV-2 virus detected in the sewage at Nehalem Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant.

09/03/2020 The results are in for August, week ending 8/28/2020.  The report for the last week of August shows a detected amount of Sars-CoV-2 virus equivalent to an estimated 15 cases in our service area (Nehalem, Wheeler, Manzanita, and Neahkahnie).   Please continue to practice all safety measures, wear your mask, and stay physically distanced. 

Next steps:  For the September testing, we will be narrowing the service area to the individual communities.  

View the full report here:

Biobot Report 8/26/2020


Sars-CoV-2 virus detected in the sewage at Nehalem Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant.

08/28/2020 The results are in for August, week ending 8/11/2020 and 8/19/2020.  The report for the second week of August shows a detected amount of Sars-CoV-2 virus equivalent to an estimated 20 cases in our service area (Nehalem, Wheeler, Manzanita, and Neahkahnie).  The report for the third week of August shows a detected amount of Sars-CoV-2 virus equivalent to an estimated 10 cases in our service area.  These detections are likely attributed to the increase of visitors to our area and the nearly full capacity of second homes and vacation rentals.  Please continue to practice all safety measures, wear your mask, and stay physically distanced. 

View the full reports here:

Biobot Report 08/11/2020

Biobot Report 08/19/2020


No detected SARS-CoV-2 virus in the sewage at Nehalem Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant.

08/13/2020 The results are in for the week ending August 4th, 2020.  View the full report from Biobot here:

Biobot Report 08/04/2020


No detected SARS-CoV-2 virus in the sewage at Nehalem Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant.

06/10/2020 The results are in for the last two weeks of May.  View the full reports from Biobot here:

Biobot Report 05/19/2020

Biobot Report 05/26/2020

What You Flush is Helping Track Coronavirus

06/01/2020 We have teamed up with BioBot, a company out of Massachusetts that has been testing influent(raw) wastewater nationwide for Covid-19.  We signed up in early April to get on the limited list and we were accepted at the end of April for testing.  We have results back from two of the four weeks tested, the first two weeks in May, with no SARS-CoV-2 virus detected in the sewage at Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency.  Our service area includes the communities of Nehalem, Manzanita, Wheeler, and Neah-Kah-Nie.

View the full reports from Biobot here:

Biobot Report 05/05/2020

Biobot Report 05/12/2020

Would you like to learn more about Biobot?  Check out this story from NPR at https://www.npr.org/2020/05/07/852155076/how-what-you-flush-is-helping-track-coronavirus.

We will update with new test results when the reports come back from the Biobot lab.



NBWA Informational Brochure

 

Established in 1970, the Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency serves the Oregon coastal cities of Nehalem, Manzanita and Wheeler and the surrounding area.

Our main office is in Nehalem, but you might not know that those little buildings in the area are our major pump stations, nineteen and twelve building lift stations.

Of course, there are also 1145 manholes/clean-outs and 396,000 feet of gravity pipeline that varies in size from 6 inch to 21 inch that connects everything.