Excuse me sir, but I came to inform you about the water problem. There are people that are getting sick due to the raw sewage in the water.
Yes, I am aware. Starting tomorrow, I am going to start building a water system.
Attention: I am going to start building aqueducts to transport clean water. I will need all slaves, laborers, and legions to build these systems.
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Appia Claudius Caecus, what are aqueducts?
Aqueducts are a water supply or a navigational channel that is constructed to transport water.
Okay, I need all of you to start building the first aqueduct. It is going to start here, and end up outside the town of Nimes.
Wow this aqueduct is going to be huge. Since there will be tunnels underground as well as visible ons above ground, it is going to take years to finish it.
That aqueduct was the first of 11. The building of it began in 312BCE. by censor Appia Claudius Caecus. It will take 500 years to complete all 11 of the aqueducts. There was a total of about 400 miles of the water system.