Water supply and wastewater disposal in Pompeii : an overview


Water supply and wastewater disposal in Pompeii : an overview

By Duncan Keenan

Ancient history: resources for teachers, Vol. 34, Issue 2 (2005)

Introduction: The getting of water and its domestic, commercial and industrial use were daily activities for many of the inhabitants of Pompeii. The related infrastructure, such as the aqueduct, Castellum Aquae and many water towers and fountains, was a very visible part of Pompeii, as was the use of the streets for wastewater disposal. Indeed extensive provision and use of water was a characteristic part of Roman urbanisation all over the empire, and generally a sign of ‘Romanisation

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