Did you know? Indoor plumbing first became available in more developed areas of this country during the end of the 19th century. The water closet and drainage system used to create this was oddly enough created by Thomas Crapper. That is where the slang for the word bathroom comes from.Can you imagine how our daily lives would be affected in the Washington-Baltimore corridor area without modern toilets and plumbing systems? We’d have Out houses in the back yard…btw – it’s a matter of fact, that some still can be found in the southern Maryland area? How often would we need to move and fill them. I don’t think apartment buildings or condos would be allowed, because of the possible waste water and sewage disposal and contamination issues. And lets not forget the lack of hot running water. There would be no modern appliances like washing machines, hot water heaters and dishwashers. I don’t think we as a people could have become so advanced without modern plumbing, do you? And lets not forget about the piping for gas, that we use to heat our homes, cook our food and heat our water. Today we should remember and be thankful for Mr. Thomas Crapper, the modern day plumbing system and all the plumbers and technicians who maintain and care for it.