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Rome’s Early Water Delivery Systems

Rome’s Early Water Delivery Systems 31140830037.jpg Rome’s Early Water Delivery Systems Rome’s 1st raised aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; before that, citizens residing at higher elevations had to depend on natural streams for their water. When aqueducts or springs weren’t accessible, people dwelling at raised elevations turned to water pulled from underground or rainwater, which was made available by wells and cisterns. From the beginning of the sixteenth century, water was routed to Pincian Hill by using the underground channel of Acqua Vergine. All through the length of the aqueduct’s passage were pozzi, or manholes, that gave access. The manholes made it easier to thoroughly clean the channel, but it was also possible to use buckets to remove water from the aqueduct, as we witnessed with Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi when he possessed the property from 1543 to 1552, the year he died. Apparently, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t enough to satisfy his needs. To give himself with a more efficient system to obtain water, he had one of the manholes opened up, providing him access to the aqueduct below his property.

The Role of Hydrostatics In The Design Of Garden Fountains

The Role of Hydrostatics In The Design Of Garden Fountains From its housing vessel to other components it comes in contact with, liquid in equilibrium exerts force on everything it touches. There are two forms, hydrostatic load or outside forces. When applied against a level surface, the liquid exercises equal force against all points of that surface. Liquid in equilibrium will employ vertical pressure at every point of an object’s exterior when that subject is fully submerged in the liquid. This is also recognized as buoyancy or the Archimedes’ principle. Liquid acted on by hydrostatic force is then subject to hydrostatic pressure at the point of contact. These ideas are applied to the containers used by plumbing, wells, and fountains.

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