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The Roman's used business lead and clay piping meant for potable water that serviced private homes, amphitheaters, and bathhouses throughout the Roman Empire. In fact lead was still the predominant metal used for water services servicing homes and businesses in the US up until WW II. Lead was incredibly flexible and extremely durable which in turn made it an ideal piping materials. In fact lead wiping was considered an art form. The use of business lead for potable water decreased sharply after WW II because of the dangers of lead poisoning. There is still some controversy with regards to the harmfulness of lead water services being used. Several testing was done in the past and it was found that your service calcified so quickly very little if any business lead leeched through the calcification be that as it may lead services are no longer employed and are still being replaced today in some of our larger more mature cities across the US.

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