Sunday 17 July 2011

The Spring Overflow

Image: the overflow water from the Roman Baths, the stone is stained orange due to the mineral content of water
View of the mineral-stained spring overflow
The Roman plumbing and drainage system is still largely in place and shows the ingenuity of the Roman engineers.

Lead pipes were used to carry hot spa water around the site using gravity flow.

The Spring overflow is where surplus water from the Spring, not used in the baths, flows out to a Roman drain.

The Roman great drain carries all the spa water from the site to the River Avon four hundred metres away.