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The Roman's used business lead and clay piping just for potable water that serviced private homes, amphitheaters, and bathhouses throughout the Roman Contr?le. In fact lead was still the predominant metal used for normal water services servicing homes and businesses in the US up until WW II. Lead was very flexible and extremely durable which will made it an ideal piping material. In fact lead wiping was considered an art form. The use of business lead for potable water rejected sharply after WW 2 because of the dangers of lead poisoning. There is still some hot debate with regards to the harmfulness of business lead water services being used. Several testing was done in the past and it was found the fact that the service calcified so quickly very little if any lead leeched through the calcification be that as it may lead services are no longer applied and are still being replaced even today in some of our larger more mature cities across the US.

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