HARRISBURG – A bill has been introduced establishing a way to trace and detect COVID-19 by creating a system of testing for the virus in wastewater. House Bill 2883 would establish the Targeted Outbreak Detection Act, creating a wastewater-testing program that is both cost-effective and more efficient than traditional methods of tracking the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is building a National Wastewater Surveillance System to collect data from local wastewater utilities and that, while some facilities are already conducting some testing, the CDC does not have authority to mandate participation.