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A brief history of drains

April 24, 2020 5:28 am

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How often do you think about the drains in your home or the larger drainage pipes in the streets. Probably hardly ever, or one when you see the road cornered off for a Drain Lining Company like https://www.wilkinson-env.co.uk/sewer-repairs-drain-lining-concrete-cutting/ to fix any issues with cracks and splits in the pipework.

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Our drains are incredibly important to prevent us from walking around ankle deep in waste and filth. There is a long history of civilisations creating drainage systems to help with the removal of waste products as well as providing access to clean water. Here is a brief timeline of our all important drains.

2500 BC – The Ancient Egyptians idolised water and it was used for spiritual initiations as well as other symbolic rituals and so creating a way in which clean healthy water could be provided along with the removal of dirty water was incredibly important.

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800 BC – The Romans have been credited with developing early versions of many of our modern day technologies such as underfloor heating and sewer systems. These sewer systems removed dirty water from the bathhouses and allowed them to be replaced with clean refreshing water.

1775 – Alexander Cumming is credited with creating hte first version of our two piece flushing toilet system. It was in 1775 that the design received its patent.

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