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You use your bathroom every day, but have you ever thought about where all this plumbing hardware started out? If you’re like most of us and take running water and toilets for granted, you might be surprised to know that plumbing has a very long and interesting history…
There’s a very interesting history behind the evolution of plumbing materials used through the ages and up to modern times. Since it is most relevant and affects us all in one way or the other, it is worth knowing about the progression of material usage and innovations, over time. Going back all the way back to the time of the Roman Empire, piping constructed of lead and clay was the first reliable material used to deliver potable water to bathhouses, amphitheaters, and private residences all over the Empire.