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Roman Aqueducts

The Romans used aqueducts to get fresh water and carry away wastes. They built arches above the ground so people could walk through them. The tops of the aqueducts were hollow so the water could run through it easily. The water from the hills went into the aqueduct where the Romans had built it. It went right into the rich houses in town. Only people that could afford running water had pipes running into their homes. People could have water in their homes and another aqueduct would take household wastes out of the town. Some of the water was channeled into the roman bath houses and put in cold pools. Some of the water was heated with fire under the ground and put in hot pools. Copyright 2007 sponsor Monarch Printer Thermal Transfer Ribbon