The Minoan civilization on the island of Crete near Greece had one of the earliest known sewers in the world (c. 1600 b.c.e.). A large sewer known as the Cloaca Maxima was built during the sixth century b.c.e.in ancient Rome to drain the Forum. The Romans also reused public bathing water to flush public toilets. London, England, had a drainage system by the thirteenth century, but effluent could not be discharged into it until 1815. Sewers were constructed in Paris, France, before the sixteenth... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.