Private water was a privilege granted only to the wealthiest members of the society.
The most of the ordinary people lived in condominium with water supply granted along the street. Bath facilities were extremely common and every roman city had several bathhouses. The large ones built by the emperors were called Bath while the ones built by private citizens were named Balnea.
The Caracalla’s bath is one of the most outstanding example. Every bath had multiple spaces within it. There were areas to do gym and train in specific sports, changing rooms, massage rooms, even libraries apart from the pools containing cold and warm water.
One of the characteristic of earlier baths was that female section and man sections were separated. Later on the ladies used the bathhouses until 1.00pm and gentlemen in the afternoon.