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Paper submitted for course on History of London, England, at University of Oxford, UK, July 31, 2013. The paper describes the innovative technical contributions of Sir Joseph Bazalgette in designing and deploying the "intercepting sewers", in mid-1860s, which diverted surface water and sewage from the Thames, in the face of insurmountable technical and political odds. The resulting drainage systems under the Victoria, Albert, Thames and Chelsea Embankments helped eradicate cholera epidemics in London. "Bazalgette did more good and saved more lives than any single Victorian public official"!