Happy Throwback Thursday! Here is a fun fact about one of the first pressurized water systems:
Mayan Civilization Early Pressurized Water System
In 2006, scientists discovered something surprising in the remains of a palace in the Mayan city of Palenque, a water fountain. The underground aqueduct redirects water from a stream and drops it at least 20ft. Near the end of the drop, the width of the channel suddenly decreases from 10 square ft. to a half-square foot.
The water’s drop-off and constriction would create enough pressure to shoot up to 20 ft. high! In other words, the Mayans built a pressurized system for water distribution using the same principles we use today!
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