Project #4989

Pathogen Monitoring in Untreated Wastewater

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Ms. Julie Minton
Trussell Technologies, Inc.
Microbes & Pathogens
Water Quality
Reuse, Potable


The California State Water Resources Control Board sponsored an expert panel administered by the National Water Research Institute. This expert panel published its final report in August 2016, identifying knowledge gaps for developing criteria for direct potable reuse. Six research projects have been identified to address these gaps. This project, which is the second of the six projects, focuses on the development of recommendations for the collection and analysis of pathogen monitoring in raw wastewater to develop better empirical data on their concentrations and variability. Research Partner: California State Water Resources Control Board.

This project is part of a larger effort totaling $1,203,900 in funding, and involving project partners Trussell Technologies; Walt Jakubowski - QA/QC Officer; and Cel Analytics - lead laboratory.