And the state doesn’t monitor for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, ADEQ officials said
Then November brought news of a University of Minnesota study finding one of the more advanced sewage treatment plants in the country was releasing material found in drug-resistant bacteria that can sometimes be fatal for people, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). No live bacteria were found, however.
Public health experts said the finding from Minnesota was noteworthy and that few facilities nationwide were subject to testing that would detect the so-called “superbugs.”
Next week the City Council is expected to begin public hearings on the possible uses of reclaimed water in Flagstaff.