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Learn what happens to waste water when if leaves your home. Expert water treatment workers explain the process of getting water clean enough to go back into rivers and lakes.

The ancient Roman Empire had the best plumbing system for their time. They brought water into their cities through aqueducts. They flushed waste away from them with sewers. Romans who had a lot of money were able to afford hot and cold running water.

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Making Connections


Were you curious about how plumbing worked? Are there any other things in your home you wished you knew more about?


Droughts are mentioned in this book. Have you read any other books that talk about droughts?


What do you think the world was like before people had plumbing?

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