Wastewater is flush with valuable information about the health of your community. At AquaVitas, we collect wastewater analyze it, and arm you with data you need to act against the spread of coronavirus and other substances that threaten the health of your community.
AquaVitas provides analytical services for public, private, corporate and government entities to protect human health, maximize productivity and minimize risk and liability. Our team has examined hundreds of chemical and biological agents in municipal wastewater, including narcotics, opiates, influenza, SARS-CoV-2, stress hormones, alcohol and nicotine.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, we currently have strategic alliances with U.S. government, municipalities, corporate entities, prisons, schools and universities.
Our wastewater epidemiology (WWE) technology analyzes chemical and biological compounds excreted into wastewater. We use various sophisticated chemical and biochemical methods to identify potential threats to community health. Our company was launched in 2019 out of Arizona State University – named the most innovative university for the sixth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report.
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What’s the scoop on poop?
Humans leave evidence of their behavior wherever they go. Urine, stool, blood and sputum can be tracked via wastewater. Indelicate as it may sound, analyzing these bodily excretions is proving to be a powerful tool for diagnosing the health of communities.
At AquaVitas, we are leading the field in providing communities with the information they need when they need it, at an affordable price, helping them in better understand toxins that threaten human health.
With the threat of the pandemic, the AquaVitas team is currently focused on COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). Community leaders and public health officials are using the data we provide to able to plan more targeted and effective responses to stopping the spread in their city, town or district.
Our technology brings tremendous value to your COVID response efforts.
You can launch your project quickly – and you will receive results in near real-time. Clinical testing can lag five to 11 days behind wastewater surveillance.
The data can serve as an early warning signal because the virus can be detected in effluent three to 10 days before the onset of symptoms. This gives your team the opportunity to launch mitigation strategies swiftly in order to decrease the health and economic costs to your community.
The cost of testing one sewage sample from an entire neighborhood for COVID-19 is comparable to the cost of testing one person with a nasal swab.
Asking individuals about symptoms can be time-consuming and unreliable. Sewage doesn’t lie.
Because the technology relies on aggregating sewage from all of the households and businesses in the designated area, there is no threat to individual privacy.
Our scientists will work with your team to help you plan and monitor the success of interventions. The data is provided to you in a user-friendly dashboard that you can use in public presentations and websites.
We know that low-income communities and communities of color are at greater risk for being diagnosed with COVID. Wastewater testing covers large swaths of territory, with no discrimination from one family to another.
The power of wastewater testing is becoming clearer every day. Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently announced the launch of the National Wastewater Surveillance System. State, tribal, local and territorial health departments will be able to submit wastewater testing data for a national database. The database will help public health officials to better understand the extent of COVID-19 infections in communities.