Roman Sewage System

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Sewage systems have been around for a very long time and were first perfected by the Romans. The Roman’s created a sophisticated system of underground tunnels in which connected residences to a way to properly dispose of waste which flowed directly to the Tiber River. This type of system is what we mimic in modern days. Thanks to lessons learned in the Middle Ages where gutters were filled with human feces and animal waste ran ramped leading to unsanitary conditions and the creations of the black plague and years later in London the outbreak of cholera. Modern day society knows the importance of proper sanitation and ensuring the groundwater is not contaminated by using a sewage system. Today the sewage system is composed of a phase cycle cleaning
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