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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) selected the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to develop, manage and provide training for a nationwide network of water utilities, public health agencies and laboratories participating in wastewater-based disease surveillance.

Wastewater-based disease surveillance involves the testing of wastewater to evaluate the presence of pathogens among a population.