When Was Indoor Plumbing Invented?
Indoor plumbing is a game changer in personal and community hygiene. A good plumber and engineer is always in demand. They have been in demand for centuries, since the history of indoor plumbing has some deep roots.
The oldest toilets in history can be found in some ruins in modern day Pakistan, called Mohenjo Daro. This city was part of the thriving, agriculture and trade-oriented Harappan Civilization over 4,000 years ago. Many houses had their own toilet which connected to an urban sewage system, with terra cotta pipes.
The technology of using metal pipes to control flowing water for indoor use was being developed around the same time by the Minoan Civilization. Their cities can still be found in ruins on the Greek island of Crete.
The technology behind indoor plumbing has been lost and developed multiple times across history. But private running water and bathrooms were usually reserved for the wealthy until very recently in human history.
Even in 1870, when Cincinnati, Ohio had over 200,000 residents there were only 671 home connections. The democratization of modern plumbing has led to millions of lives being saved and improved.
That’s why it’s important, whenever you have issues with your sewer line or water heater or anything, that you have a plumber at hand. For the folks in the Greater Cleveland area, call (440) 283-9377 to get in touch with your family plumbers over here at Ohio Buckeye.