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World Plumbing Day: How plumbing has changed over the years 

Plumbing is an essential part of our everyday lives – from providing clean, drinkable water to heating our homes. At H2O Heating & Plumbing, we are proud to provide these vital services to homes and offices across the region.  

The industry has changed significantly over the years. To mark World Plumbing Day, we take a brief look at the world of modern plumbing and how we can support you.  

Roman plumbing  

In late 2023, you may have seen lots on social media about how often people think of the Roman empire. It was a strange realisation for many people – but we do have a lot to thank them for.  

Why is it relevant to this, you ask?  

While examples of plumbing date back to Babylonia as early as 3000 B.C., it was the Romans who took it to whole new levels. 

They revolutionised plumbing with their development of the first major water works in and around Rome through aqueducts and water bridges. Not only that, they also created underground sewer systems, removing waste from the streets.  

Fast forward to 2024 and plumbing has been completely transformed.  

Plumbing today 

Thanks to huge advances in technologies, plumbing has evolved into the essential service it is today.  

Whether it is fresh running water, heat for our homes or sewage systems, we simply could not live without it.  

There is a huge range of technologies, materials and methods used in plumbing now. And the team at H2O Heating & Plumbing are fully trained in them all.  

One of the most recent innovations is the rise of renewable energy and air source heat pumps. Instead of converting electricity into heat or burning fuel, air source heat pumps move existing heat energy from outdoors into your home or business.  

It is just one example of the fascinating advances in the industry which help reduce carbon emissions and energy bills.  

H2O Heating & Plumbing offers reliable and cost-effective solutions to ensure your heating and plumbing stays in the 21st century.  

If you would like our support in your home, businesses or on a large project, get in touch with us today. 

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