Interestingly, the word sewer comes from the French word essouier, meaning “to drain.” Sewer and drain systems are actually quite old. In the first century AD, the Romans’ sewers and plumbing systems were quite sophisticated; for example, they reused waste water from the public baths by using it as part of the flow that flushed the latrines. Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet; he did, however, work for the man who held the first patent for a flush system. Today, there a low flush toilets, which can save up to 18,000 gallons of water per a year. If you’re interested in a low flush toilet you will want to contact a plumber service. A sewer line is an important part of plumbing San Diego systems. A sewer line is a separate underground carriage system specifically for transporting sewage from houses and commercial buildings to treatment or disposal. Sanitary sewers serving industrial areas also carry industrial wastewater. However, sewer lines do not last forever; at some point you will need a sewer line replacement. For example, if your sewer line has been cracked or damaged you will likely need a sewer line replacement. Indications that you may need a sewer line replacement include changing water levels in your toilet bowl, slow draining sinks, tubs, and showers, strange smells or sounds, and water damage or water stains. Leaking sewer lines can cause moisture to leak through your home’s walls or into the foundation. For example, you may notice moisture in basement walls, cracking around the foundation, or other signs of water damage. A leaking or damaged sewer can be a serious problem, especially if it is causing water damage, so you will want to address it. For a sewer line replacement you will want to contact a plumber san diego or a sewer and drain service.