Due to the growth of population in Roman cities, Rome needed an alternate water source. Not only was the water supply no longer reliable for the growing Roman population, it was also possible that enemies of Rome could poison the supply. To solve this problem, they built aqueducts. Aqueducts brought water from a source to a city. All around Rome one found vibrant springs and rivers. In 312 BC the Adile Appius Claudius undertook construction on the first aqueduct, named Aqua Appia. This was a simple underground channel. Next came the Aqua Anio Vetus in 272 B.C. This was…
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