Posted by Spring on June 11, 1998 at 15:13:13:
In response to This time a question on sources of water..., written by Peg on June 11, 1998 at 13:37:02
I am very unknowlagable about this. But, the Romans invaded Elngland many many moons ago and if I remember my history class, they also set up a sewer and water system that our own sytems are based upon (I think). The pipes were still in use centuries later and still are in some places (I think). They built aquaducts leading from the water supply to the towns and the water was contained in resevoirs and then led to cisterns that the public used. The wealthy and the public buildings had private pipes that led into their own houses. The cisterns were located on every street corner I think. (Memory jog).
I don't know if that helps with your question, since it doesn't specifically deal with the Regency era but I think since the Romans started it and it worked,the system was kept in place for quite a while after that. Also the pipes were lead but we all knew that. :)
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