COVID-19: Wastewater Testing Data

People infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 may shed it in the water that flows from their homes to public wastewater systems. This happens whether they have symptoms or not. Communities can track virus activity by looking for viral RNA in wastewater. Wastewater, or sewage, includes water that may contain human waste (toilets, showers, sinks). It also includes water from some other sources (rainwater, water for industrial use). To better understand the burden of COVID-19 in a community, Maine CDC and U.S. CDC test wastewater for the virus. This helps to tailor public health actions to protect communities across the state.

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Maine CDC oversees a COVID-19 wastewater testing program at 16 sites across Maine, and U.S. CDC oversees a COVID-19 wastewater testing program at eight additional sites in Maine. For additional data visualizations, visit Biobot COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring.

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Testing site County Last updated
Bangor Wastewater Treatment Plant (PDF)Penobscot8/5/2022
Bath Wastewater Treatment Plant* (PDF)Sagadahoc8/4/2022
Belfast Influent in Waldo County (PDF)Waldo8/4/2022
Bethel Wastewater Treatment Plant* (PDF)Oxford8/1/2022
Blue Hill Influent (PDF)Hancock8/1/2022
Boothbay Harbor Sewer District* (PDF)Lincoln8/5/2022
Brunswick Influent (PDF)Cumberland8/5/2022
Calais Influent (PDF)Washington8/5/2022
East Millinocket Wastewater Treatment Plant (PDF)Penobscot8/5/2022
Fort Kent Maine Pumping Station (PDF)Aroostook8/5/2022
Greater Augusta Utility District (GAUD) Wastewater Treatment Plant (PDF)Kennebec8/1/2022
Guilford-Sangerville Sanitary District* (PDF)Piscataquis8/5/2022
Houlton Wastewater Plant (PDF)Aroostook8/4/2022
Lewiston-Auburn Composite (PDF)Androscoggin8/3/2022
Machias Influent (PDF)Washington8/5/2022
Moosehead Headworks (PDF)Piscataquis8/4/2022
Portland Water District, East End Wastewater Treatment Facility (PDF)Cumberland8/3/2022
Portland Water District, Westbrook-Gorham Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (PDF)Cumberland8/5/2022
Presque Isle Utilities District Wastewater Treatment Plant (PDF)Aroostook8/5/2022
Rockland Wastewater Treatment Facility* (PDF)Knox8/4/2022
Sanford (Mousam) Pump Station* (PDF)York8/4/2022
Wilton Sewer Plant Influent* (PDF)Franklin8/5/2022
Yarmouth Wastewater Department* (PDF)Cumberland8/4/2022
York Sewer District Plant Influent (PDF)York8/5/2022

*U.S. CDC sites: Find additional wastewater data on the U.S. CDC COVID Data Tracker. Data visualizations may not represent the same numbers as presented here due to differences in data cleaning among testing vendors, Maine CDC, and U.S. CDC.