15 December 2016
A look at the history of plumbing, pipes and sewers (part 1)
Many of us don’t give plumbing a second thought, or our heating and cooling units, until something goes wrong with it. Then we are quickly reminded how important our plumbers are! Household plumbing is more than a vital modern convenience, it's fundamental to our quality of life: clean water and plumbing systems are key to maintaining public sanitation, health and safety.
The EU considers plumbing a basic human right and public good, our precious water resources are a cornerstone of environmental protection. Wavin knows that professional plumbing is fundamental and that's a reason why there’s such a great pride in the plumber's science and art. So as we look at cultures over the centuries that have helped connect modern day plumbing with rudimentary pipes and systems, it’s fascinating: civilization's advancement has moved alongside advancements in pipes and sewer systems!