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The History of Plumbing

Who invented bathtubs, toilets, showers, and fountains

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The History of Plumbing
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Plumbing Pipes

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Plumbing comes from the Latin word for lead, which is plumbum. Plumbing by definition is a utility that we use in our buildings consisting of: the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas, and for the disposal of sewage. The word sewer comes from the French word essouier, meaning "to drain".

Plumbing Fixtures and Uses

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