Reuters: Italy’s sewers will give early alert for future COVID spikes. “Italy will use the nation’s sewage to predict future coronavirus spreads and to alert authorities to rising cases and new variants before they appear in testing and hospitals, a senior official said, announcing a project to be launched in coming months.”
IanVisits: 1930s photos of Twickenham sewage site unearthed. “An archive of photos from the construction of a sewage works in the 1930s has been uncovered and handed to Thames Water’s archivists, and they have now been digitised. John Timms MBE donated the photos which show engineers building the supply network for the Mogden sewage works in Twickenham in the 1930s, including installing giant metal valves and excavating tunnels. Mogden is Thames Water’s third-largest sewage treatment works, currently serving more than two million customers.” An additional 4,000 photographs concerning water management/civil engineering have also been added to the Thames Water site.