They served an important logistic and social function, located in the most strategic places to relieve the thirst of the people walking by, supplied by the local aquaduct. (pic thru @wrathofgnon)
Romans built their aquaducts with a slope of 0,00034%, which is 34 cm/Km.
Derivation box with valves, valve, part of pneumatic pump.
I would avoid at all cost to drink the tap water in the municipalities of Ercolano, S.Giorgio a Cremano, Torre del Greco, Portici (not to talk about some other values…).
Polemics around aesthetics, algae and consumption put an end to it.
And this dude
…so, this was my first thread, I hope you found it informative. Thanks for reading!