From the Romans to the Ring Main

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Presenter: Rob Casey

Published: February 2013

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: water mains cities London

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society of Chemistry

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In London major trunk mains, commissioned by Water Companies who ceased trading over 100 years ago, operate alongside modern assets such the Thames Water Ring Main commissioned in the 1990’s. Hence legacy plays an important part in way the current supply system operates. But London’s water supply has a rich and interesting history that goes back, not just a hundred, but almost 2,000 years to when the Romans originally founded the city. Rob’s talk focusses on key people who have played a part in providing water to the capital, plus key decisions and innovations where London has led the industry.

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