Plumbing is the process of installing, maintaining, and repairing pipes that carry water and other fluids.
The word “plumbing” derives from the Latin word “plumbum”, which means “lead” or “lead pipe”. Plumbing is a very old technology, and it is still used today.
In ancient Rome, lead pipes were used to transport water across long distances. These pipes were called “plumbum”.
Nowadays, plumbing may refer to any system that carries liquid or gas by means of pipes.