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Ancient and modern

Do we need a Roman-style Water Czar?

6 August 2022

9:00 AM

6 August 2022

9:00 AM

It is clear that the country will soon need a Water Czar. Augustus’s right-hand man Agrippa would be the one to reshape the whole system, and Frontinus to ensure it all worked.

Of Rome’s aqueducts, ‘cut-and cover’ masonry channels, following the contours of the ground, made up 80 to 90 per cent of their total mileage, with tunnels and arches only as necessary.

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