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Römische Wasserleitung in Waldrach

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A reconstruction of a Roman water pipe can be seen in a car park on the Ruwer valley road south-west of Waldrach. It's hard to imagine at first glance that this could have been a vital element in the life of the old Roman town, but hydraulic engineers
have estimated that its annual capacity was approximately the volume of drinking water needed to supply a town the current size of Trier. The aqueduct was built in the 2nd century AD to meet the rising demand for water from the Roman provincial city.