Green River City Council to Ratify Agreement for Wastewater Testing for COVID-19

Green River City Council to Ratify Agreement for Wastewater Testing for COVID-19

GREEN RIVER — During their meeting Tuesday, the Green River City Council will consider the ratification of an agreement made with AquaVitas, LLC, in which they will be sampling the city’s wastewater for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The meeting will start at 7 pm, Tuesday, January 5. The meeting will be through Zoom.

The agreement was made during the December 15 meeting, in which the council voted unanimously to participate in the testing.

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AquaVitas’ testing of Green River’s wastewater began today, January 4. They will be sampling the wastewater two days each week for the duration of the project. Green River is the only community in Wyoming so far to be a part of this project.

The purpose of the tests is to test for COVID-19 and complete trend analysis and report it to the state. This can help to inform decisions made at both the state and local levels.

This testing is being done in addition to the Wyoming Department of Health’s wastewater testing.

There is no financial cost to the city to participate in this study.

Other Business

New Council members Sherry Bushman and George Jost and Incumbent Robert Berg will take the oath of office prior to the Tuesday meeting. The swearing in ceremony will begin at 6:30 pm. Both the meeting and the swearing in will be available on Channel 23 and the City YouTube channel

The regular council meeting will be a zoom only meeting.

Bushman was elected in Ward One, Jost in Ward Two, and Berg re-elected in Ward Three.

To view the full agenda and packet, click here.