As an editor covering the B2B industry, pharmaceuticals in wastewater is becoming a growing trend. This is due not only to more ingestion from folks and therefore release into sewers through urine and stool, but also from folks flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet. Studies of effluent in sewers and of drinking water sources can also help track the spread of disease. In fact, study of sewage helped to find new coronavirus outbreaks last year during the pandemic.
The water and wastewater industry is an incredibly fascinating one, and the folks who work in it do not get enough credit for the shit they put up with (pun intended) nor do they get enough credit for how much they protect the environment on a daily basis, regardless of holidays.