The creator of the first sustainable drainage system

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Joseph Bazalgette

Joseph Bazalgette Sir Joseph Bazalgette (1819 – 1891) was the chief engineer of London’s Metropolitan Board of Works. Born in London on the 28th March 1819, Bazalgette began his career as a railway engineer. During this role he gained considerable experience in land drainage and reclamation. When the London Metropolitan Board of Works was established… Read more »