Plumbing is one of the most important luxuries that we have. Not only does it keep good hygiene, but it also makes our lives a lot easier. It’s hard to imagine that there was a time when plumbing didn’t exist, but today we are going to look back at those times.
In this article, we are going to review the history of plumbing.
In the video, “The History Of Plumbing With Roger Wakefield,” Roger explains that the first instance of plumbing was practiced in 10,200 B.C. with the introduction of wells. Roger goes on to say that in the year 312 B.C. the Romans created an aqueduct for sewage. That same year the Romans also created the first public toilet.
During medieval times chamber pots were used in most houses. Roger explains that the streets had a drainage system, making it so that people would discard their sewage into the street and it would eventually get washed away.
It wasn’t until 1952 that plastic pipes or PVC were introduced to plumbing in America. This is important to note because PVC is the most commonly used material in plumbing today, not only in residential but in commercial plumbing too.