Every week a pair of workers for the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District are doing their part to track the local spread of COVID-19. But they aren’t swabbing noses or injecting vaccines.
Instead, they’re testing water in the sanitary sewer lines beneath the unincorporated Boulder Hill subdivision for levels of the virus. COVID-19 typically begins to appear in a person’s stool and urine before they start showing symptoms. That means if you keep an eye on the dirty water filling the sewer pipes below, you’ll be able to predict how case counts will move in the days ahead.