Question: How did Roman fountains work?

Beginning in ancient times, fountain designers relied on gravity, channeling water from a higher source in a closed system to provide pressure. The aqueducts of ancient Rome carried water down from the mountains to elevated cisterns to be distributed through pipes for both drinking and ornamental purposes.

How did Roman have fountains work?

How did public fountains, like those in Rome, work without any type of motor to pump the water? Ancient Rome received all of its water (according to Encarta, about 38 million gallons a day) through a system of aqueducts. The cisterns provided the height needed to generate water pressure for the fountains to spray.

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