Most household water is treated before it is allowed to enter the environment. Untreated wastewater can, however, enter into the aquatic environment due to accidental release.
Identifying wastewater treatment plant and septic system failures can be difficult, especially if these failures occur in remote or unmanned locations. One effective solution is to analyse surface waters for changes in human-specific marker compounds.
Biosense Laboratories AS offers a series of kits for detection of contamination of human waste by measuring the marker compounds