03/30/2020 -To best protect the health and safety of the public and District's staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, the District's office and facilities will be closed to the public. As always, payments can be made online or by check, mailed to "P.O Box 934 Ogunquit, ME 03907". Please stay in if possible and stay safe.
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Below is taken from the CDC in reference to Covid-19 concerns and wastewater
CDC is reviewing all data on COVID-19 transmission as information becomes available. At this time, the risk of transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 through sewerage systems is thought to be low. Although transmission of COVID-19 through sewage may be possible, there is no evidence to date that this has occurred. This guidance will be updated as necessary as new evidence is assessed.
SARS, a similar coronavirus, has been detected in untreated sewage for up to 2 to 14 days. In the 2003 SARS outbreak, there was documented transmission associated with sewage aerosols. Data suggest that standard municipal wastewater system chlorination practices may be sufficient to inactivate coronaviruses, as long as utilities monitor free available chlorine during treatment to ensure it has not been depleted.
Source: Center for Disease Control