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London's Sewer System.

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Josh Rosen

on 13 January 2015

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Transcript of London's Sewer System.

The Great Stink
Started in 1858
Cause one of the biggest epidemics in the world (cholera)
Killed 10,000
Sewage flowed into drinking water
London was still a messy place
Joseph Bazalgette
Was the head contractor for new sewer system
He was a french Protestant immigrant
Practically saved London from further disaster
Was knighted
Famous drawing/photo from the "Great Stink"
New sewage
Made out of Fine bricks that had a victorian style
Over hundreds of miles of large tunnels
Leaks from the sides
Was built to Eradicate the smell and the bad drinking water
Fun little facts
"He who drinks a tumbler of London Water has literally in his stomach more animated beings than there are Men, Women and Children on the face of the Globe." Quoted from an Angelic Cleric
1856 was when they established the committee board for the recreation of the London Sewer system.
Sir. Christopher Wren predicted that the drainage and sewage systems would soon Be a major problem in the expanding city of London.
London's Sewer System.
Men working on the new sewer system
A father trying to give his son to London so they can protect him
By: Aliceson, Josh
"Seven Man Made Wonders." BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.

"Construction of London's Victorian Sewers: The Vital Role of Joseph Bazalgette." -- Cook 77 (914): 802. Dr. Cook, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.

"Sir Joseph Bazalgette and London's Sewers." HISTORY. History Channel, 12 Mar. 2013. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.
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