Cisterns

25 Jul 2022

Here’s What It Looks Like Under Those Brick Circles In the Street

Those mysterious brick circles you see on streets? They are cisterns — a form of ancient technology adopted after the 1906 earthquake to aid firefighting. We all know about the fires that ravaged the city after the 1906 earthquake, made worse due to the rupture of water and sewage lines.

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