Enormous fatberg the size of six double-decker buses discovered blocking sewer in seaside town in Devon | The Independent
The builders of this piece of infrastructure did not anticipate it being clogged up with tons of plastic wet-wipes:
Futures Forum: The Sidmouth fatberg and plastic pollution: "the wet wipe monster"
London's Victorian sewer system is quite magnificent:
Believe it or not, this is part of the sewer system: the inside of Crossness Pumping Station, south east London. Image: Steve Cadman/Wikipedia Commons.
Tubes, bridges & sewers: The centuries old infrastructure Londoners still use today | CityMetric
Building London’s sewerage system: an engineering wonder with lessons for today - Ockham's Razor - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
It was Joseph Bazalgette who built the system - and he is celebrating his bicentenary:
BBC Radio 3 - Free Thinking, Born in 1819: Ruskin, Clough and Bazalgette.
The History Press | The Great Stink of London
We should perhaps be careful, though, of lionising these Victorian builders of infrastructure:
Sir Joseph Bazalgette (1819-1891)
Should we build just like the Victorians did? - BBC News
File: Bust of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, The Embankment - geograph.org.uk - 636339.jpg - Wikimedia Commons