Roman Aqueducts

by Tiberious and Ednatious


What materials were used to construct aqueducts? They used stones such as limestone, sandstone, seroentine, and granite.

How did they work to bring the water to rome? Aqueducts moved water only using gravity because as it was being constructed it was made with a slight slope.

What was the signifigance of aqua appia?A new aqueduct Built in 312 BC by Appius claecus who was hired by gaius Plautis to find a new water source very complex, it entered rome underground.

What sources did they bring water to rome ? Various springs and lakes around the city.

From what sources did the aqueducts bring water to Rome?

Water was brought into the city by aqua ducts, theses aqueducts were supplied by lakes rivers and underground reservoirs.

How many Aqueducts came into the City of Rome?

11 Separate aqueducts supplied the city of Rome and were built over a span of 500 years.

For how long did they function?

Two of the aqueducts are still functioning to this day.

What was the daily average consumption of water per person in Rome?

Aqueducts carried up to 1 cubic meter of water per person per day to Rome.

Are there any modern counterparts?

The modern counterpart for aqueducts is modern day pluming, and our hot water heater.


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