Roman Public Health system

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    • Forts- had their own bath house, water supply and latrines for soliders
    • Private homes- the rich were supplied with water for drinking,and washing/ flushing out private latrines
    • Aqueducts- carried fresh water to many towns.
    • Public Fountains- provided free water for drinking or washing
    • Public Latrines- often flushed away by water from public baths, and then drained into sewers.
    • Reservoirs- held the water supply and distributed it to the town's piping system
    • Bath houses- places for washing, socialising, business and exercise. Small charge for users.
    • Sewers- carried away waste from public health facilities. Relied on enough water in system to flush waste into rivers.


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