The way we go to the bathroom has changed dramatically over the centuries, from squatting in the wilderness to sitting on porcelain thrones. The toilet has also changed dramatically over the years. WPH Plumbing are experts in all things toilets and if you are looking for a quality plumber on the Palm Beach then look no further
Toilet was first invented around 2500 BCE
According to archaeologists, the first known indications of a toilet and sewage system were discovered in Northern India and Pakistan in or around 2500 BCE. They were light years ahead of their time when designing the construction of dwellings, as evidenced by the Indus Valley Civilizations. They were the only ones permitted to use a faeces chamber apart from the rest of the building. They were equipped with drainage pipes connected to the city’s sewage system and could be flushed with the same ease with which one would dump water in a toilet. So far, it’s sounding fairly familiar. The sewage was channeled through a simple grid system of pipes made of bricks or terracotta, which were connected at various points.
Sand-filled toilets were used by ancient Egyptians
According to historians, the toilets created during the ancient Egyptian culture were deliberately designed with water conservation in mind. They were too concerned with water conservation and felt that water should only be used to reuse it. The Egyptians did not have flowing water in their homes, even though they had separate bathing rooms. During bath time, they would pour water onto themselves, then be collected in jars and used for agricultural and gardening purposes. Instead of using the bathroom in the house, they would relieve themselves in large sand basins that would later be cleaned by the staff or what sounds like having a cat in today’s world. The plebeian class, the lower social strata, also relied on sand pits for their toilet needs. However, instead of a more beautiful, non-splintering option, their poor buttocks were forced to settle for a wooden stool with a hole cut in the middle.
Easy-to-flush latrines were built by the Romans
Especially after reading about the Chinese sewage treatment method, the term ‘latrine’ must have been an enormous comfort to hear. Roman restrooms sounded like a lively social gathering place. Their restrooms were made up of long stones or wooden benches with holes drilled into them, allowing individuals to complete their natural business while remaining comfortable in their sitting positions. These elevated wooden benches were constructed one to two feet above the ground to make it simpler to flush the water through the city’s sewage system, which ran across the entire area where they were located. The lack of partitions between the bench holes made going to the restroom more social activity than personal time. It was washed out by running water directed from Rome’s aqueducts, which was directed from the aqueducts. While it was an excellent method of flushing away waste, it was a poor method of preventing rat attacks from open sewage lines and occasional fires caused by the buildup of methane in the system.
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