PROJECT Plumbing

Discussion in 'CREATING WORLDS & SETTINGS' started by Diana, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. In our modern world, we have a pretty good idea of where our water comes from, so in Modern settings this is not something that needs any thought. BUT when it comes to fantasy, historical, and sci-fi settings - this can be a useful detail to know!

    For this exercise, you need to jot down how plumbing or running water works for your location.

    IN A FANTASY SETTING:

    - Is your civilization advanced enough to have running water?
    - Is there pipes and plumbing?
    - Does it run on magic or technology?
    - Where does the water come from?
    - What is the water quality?

    IN A SCIFI SETTING:

    - Is this a world or location with advanced technology?
    - Is this a space station or ship?
    - Where is the water stored?
    - How does the water get cleaned or recycled?
    - Where does the water come from?


    There are probably lots of other details you can add in, feel free to get creative or unique!
     
  2. IN A SCIFI SETTING:

    - Is this a world or location with advanced technology?
    Not ridiculously advanced, but enough for casual interplanetary travel
    - Is this a space station or ship?
    Ship. A human transport vessel
    - Where is the water stored?
    In a long, flat tank along the ballast of the ship. This comes from the tradition of counterbalancing in sailing ships
    - How does the water get cleaned or recycled?
    It is run through fine filters and a non-toxic chemical is added that targets bacteria.
    - How is it cycled through the ship?
    It is raised through the levels through wide pipes that are excluded from the induced gravity on the rest of the ship. It flows 'downhill' from the top of each level down through filters to where it is served through a traditional faucet. Pipes for hot water are equipped with heating coils.
    - Where does the water come from?
    The tanks are filled at launch. If the ship is departing a non-human planet, the water is tested vigorously before it is added.
     
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  3. IN A FANTASY SETTING:

    - Is your civilization advanced enough to have running water?
    Yes, but it is restricted to the top of the social hierarchy. The middle and lower class only has restricted, if any access to running water.
    - Is there pipes and plumbing?
    Again, restricted to the high class. The pipes connect underground and carry the sewage to the ocean nearby.
    - Does it run on magic or technology?
    Technology, but it is believed to have been created by gods.
    - Where does the water come from?
    Aqueducts carrying water from an enormous mountain lake, known as 'The Valley of the Gods'.
    - What is the water quality?
    It is very fine and pure, but the lower classes have to rely mostly on rain water and poorly constructed wells, making diseases such as cholera and diarrhea common.
     
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  4. IN A FANTASY SETTING:

    - Is your civilization advanced enough to have running water?
    Yes it is, water was one of the first things restored after the apocalypse seeing as how the humans needed it to live.
    - Is there pipes and plumbing?
    Indeed, but for several years after the apocalypse there wasn't. There still is some now as I said and there has been for around two hundred years.
    - Does it run on magic or technology?
    Both sometimes. People with magic do tend to get their own water to avoid bills or use their magic to give others free and clean water but most of the world just relies on technology for water.
    - Where does the water come from?
    Oceans and lakes of course, it is gotten from there then purified at water purifying plants then sent through pipes all over the world for people. There are though the more talented mages that can use magic to make water for themselves or others to drink.
    - What is the water quality?
    The water is clean and clear. People can not risk getting sick from water when medication is still slightly hard to obtain in this harsh world with odd plants.
     
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