The Waterworks company came today to take care of some problem downspouts surrounding our home. Their technician, Dave, was professional and determined to get our lines clear. He worked hard to cable and clear out the spouts. He also provided great information and recommendations as to our options for areas with large tree roots. We were extremely happy with the work and grateful for his wealth of plumbing knowledge. If you ever find yourself in need of honest and thorough work, look no further than The Waterworks. Thank again to our great technician, Dave!
Plumbing originated during ancient civilizations such as the Greek, Roman, Persian, Indian, and Chinese cities as they developed public baths and needed to provide potable water and wastewater removal, for larger numbers of people. Standardized earthen plumbing pipes with broad flanges making use of asphalt for preventing leakages appeared in the urban settlements of the Indus Valley Civilization by 2700 BC. The Romans used lead pipe inscriptions to prevent water theft. The word "plumber" dates from the Roman Empire. The Latin for lead is plumbum. Roman roofs used lead in conduits and drain pipes and some were also covered with lead. Lead was also used for piping and for making baths.