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Once upon a time there was a intelligent person called Joseph Bazalgette...
What did Joseph do?
He was also the first person to build the London's first sewers which is still in use today!
He became a civil engineer in the 19th century.
What did Joseph Bazalgette discover?
He creating the sewers in London helped to wiped out cholera (type of disease) in the capital.
He also design the Albert, Victoria and Chelsea embankments, which housed the sewers, in central London.
When did Joseph Bazalgette finish the sewers?
In 1878, Bazalgette's sewers were finally finished, the worst disaster in the history of the River Thames took place.
Why was bazalgette important?
Without Joseph, the the contribution to the health of Victorians Londoners wouldn't been possible.
And it's because of him that cholera, along with other diseases such as typhoid, are now part of British history.
It is because of his work that the Thames is now the cleanest metropolitan river in the world.