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When did electricity and running water become readily available in European homes?

Presumably, in the early 19th century, rich households were equipped with staff members who would heat water they collected (from public wells, or perhaps private water pumps?) and provide it to their employers; it must have been incredibly annoying. "Turning on the lights" probably meant turning on a dangerous oil burning lamp. When did it become possible for wealthy houses in Europe to have their own sinks with running water? When did it become possible for the masses to have this luxury? Did flushing toilets become available at this time as well? Where did people dispose of their waste before? When did heating develop so that someone ciuld wake up in the morning and take a hot shower? When could someone "flick on" the electric light in their Parisian hotel room? Were the Americans ahead of, or behind the Europeans in terms of technological development?

Asked By: SPQRCLAUDIUS - 10/9/2007
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Water was indeed collected both from private wells and from public pumps. You didn't need to be wealthy, incidentally, to have the former - just lucky. Water began to be piped into houses during the 19th century, but initially a pump was still necessary to access it. Some cities had water supplies which linked to... More
Answered By: rdenig_male - 10/9/2007
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