City life was difficult for working class people
-In the 1750's, The British market town of Manchester had a population of 17,000, by 1780, it grew to 40,000 and once again grew to 70,000 in 1801.
Too Many People, OH NO!
-In a usual tenement or slum, 20 families would share one toilet and water pump.
-Because these housing areas were usually partially underground, the sewage from their "upstair neighbors" would seep through the walls, and heavy rainfall would cause major flooding.
-These living areas were very dirty and unsanitary. Most had contaminated water.
-Because of the lack of fresh water, many diseases spread, a common one was Cholera, which is a fatal bacteria disease in the small intestine.
Epidemics were a big problem (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
-In each decade of the 19th Century, Tuberculosis killed 60,00-70,00 lives.
-In 3 months during 1849, 10,000 people living in London died due to Cholera.
-Because of untrained "doctors," the people's health that was treated, declined.
Trial & Error, It Had to start somewhere!
-Most extensive Urban renewal was in Paris during 1850. Wide boulevards & Public Buildings were built.
-Sewage systems were built, making cities much healthier to live in...
- In Paris, sewage lines expanded from 87 miles to 750 miles within the time between 1852 and 1911.