Best Answer

A guy by the name of Crapper, YES, that WAS his name. Crapper Actually, Thomas Crapper is only credited with inventing an indoor toilet in Elizabethan times. This is disputed by most reputable historians. The first flushing toilet, and Plumbing system was in the Minoan royal palace of Knossos on the island of Crete in about 1700 - 1000 BC

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2006-08-15 15:52:19
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Who invented indoor plumbing?
Write your answer...
Sign up for more answers

Registered users can ask questions, leave comments, and earn points for submitting new answers.

Already have an account? Log in

Related questions

Was indoor plumbing invented on purpose?


Who is bernard colly?

He is a man who invented toilets and indoor plumbing

Did cavemen have toilets?

No, indoor plumbing was not invented until around 1600.

When was modern indoor plumbing invented?

It wasn't until 1775 that modern indoor plumbing was invented. It also wasn't until the mid 1800's when it became a luxury item that was finally available to the wealthy.

What year was indoor plumbing invented in the US?

Indoor plumbing was invented by the Romans. Its common use in the US began around the turn of the 20th century with the advent of pumps to move water. Some inventive people had used storage tanks and hand powered pumps to provide indoor plumbing as early as the 18th century but these were not in widespread use.

Did the Romans invent plumbing and do we still use it today?

The Romans invented certain types of plumbing, such as indoor toilets and indoor running water. And yes, we still used running water in our homes today as well as indoor toilets.

Who really invented indoor plumbing?

Paul Really Circa 1742 and Thomas Crapper

Did they have indoor plumbing in the 1940's?

I was born Mar 31. 1929. In a small town in IL. We always had indoor plumbing. The Aztec's had indoor plumbing.

Where was indoor plumbing invented?

India from, 2600 BC- 1900 BC (Indus River Valley)

Why did the harappan civilization have bathrooms and indoor plumbing?

Probably for the same reasons we have bathrooms and indoor plumbing.

Was indoor plumbing invented during World War 2?

Indoor plumbing was invented long before World War 2. According to the related link below, "The first patent for the flushing toilet was issued to Alexander Cummings in 1775." but "Until 1840, indoor plumbing could be found only in the homes of the rich and the better hotels." World War 2 did not begin until 1939.

When did America have indoor plumbing?

The very first instance of indoor plumbing in the United States was in 1829. Isaiah Rogers built the innovative Tremont Hotel, the first building to have indoor plumbing.

Who was the inventor of indoor plumbing?

The first "indoor" plumbing credit goes to the Romans, how ever primitive it may have been. They first invented the aqueducts that carried water from the mountains and hills surrounding Rome, and were famous for the "Roman Baths".

When did indoor plumbing come available?

The ancient Egyptians had flush toilets. The ancient Romans had indoor plumbing.

What feature made mohenjo- ahead of its time?

It’s indoor plumbing

IngWho was the first American to have indoor plumbing?

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the very first American to have indoor plumbing! :)

When did people start using indoor plumbing for bathing?

About 2,000 years ago the Romans started using indoor plumbing.

How can waste be managed?

Indoor plumbing?

Did they have indoor plumbing in the 1940s?


What are household facilities?

Indoor plumbing.

Did the Egyptians have indoor plumbing?

yes they have it

What is the history of indoor plumbing?

Check out ancient Rome or Greek plumbing history

Was indoor plumbing forgotten in the dark ages?


What percentage of India has indoor plumbing?


Who had the first indoor plumbing?

The ancient Greeks did.