Introduction

Joseph Bazalgette (1819-1891), head of the Metropolitan Commission of Sewers, London, established a legacy of modernized sanitation. The actions of Bazalgette led to the modernization of the London sewer system, created a standard for urban sanitation world wide, and left a legacy of a healthy modern city. His actions as an engineer led to a cleaner and more sanitized world.

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(Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: The Sewer King).

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