You always hear plumbers talking about how good their plumbing expertise is, especially after they have fixed a major problem in your kitchen or in your bathroom area but I think historically there have been many civilizations that have both stated plumbing that even rivals the systems that we use today. The Romans had one of the most successful empires in the history of human civilization and they were known for conquering most of the known world back then. They were not only master warriors and architects but the city of Rome had one of the best plumbing systems ever built. For them to have large and small aqueduct systems, lead pipes that we use even today, floors that were heated according to their liking and drainage systems and dams that are even study by plumbers today.
Each individual home in the city of Rome had water package flow continuously into it through a specialized nozzle that was built by their expert plumbers. Each house owner had a different rate to pay for their water supply according to the size of the nozzle that was built specifically for the. For instance, a home that had a larger nozzle would pay a little more than someone with a smaller nozzle because of the fact that more water could flow into their home at a faster rate. It’s incredible to see this technology in action as it was plumbing that was way beyond its time.
Even public baths in Rome were fitted with the latest plumbing technology as they featured faucets that were made of silver. For the rich and famous Romans they often had luxury plumbing that had very advanced four-branch fittings, stop cocks that were made of brass and very elegant bathtubs that were made of bronze. As the Roman Empire declined not only did their power fade but also their care for their plumbing system and as this happened the Standish of the smell from the lack of plumbing contributed later to many diseases that the Roman people picked up. We often neglect to understand how important good plumbing is to not only a home but to a city as a whole until a major crisis happens, so next time you see your favorite neighborhood plumber be sure to shake his hand and thank him for the good job he has always done on your plumbing problems.