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The Roman's used business lead and clay piping with regards to potable water that maintained private homes, amphitheaters, and bathhouses throughout the Roman Disposition. In fact lead was still the predominant metal used for drinking 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 material. In fact lead wiping was considered an art form. The use of business lead for potable water declined sharply after WW 2 because of the dangers of lead poisoning. There is still some hot debate with regards to the harmfulness of lead water services being used. Some testing was done in the past and it was found which the service calcified so quickly very little if any business 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 older cities across the US.

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