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The city of Venice experienced problems with its water supply for most of its history. A. The water from the lagoon between Venice and the Mediterranean Sean could not be used for drinking because it was extremely polluted. B. From the ninth to the fifteenth century, Venice developed a system to collected and store rainwater in cisterns for use by the population C. Wealthy households were able to build their own cisterns, but everyone else had to use public cisterns located in the city's many squares. D. By the early fourteenth century, the water in Venice's canals was becoming too polluted for household use prompting the city council to prohibit the use of the canals by dyers and butchers. E. By the fifteenth century, cisterns supplied by rainwater proved to be inadequate, but the cost of the projects proposed for a permanent solution was too high for the projects to be undertaken. F. The expansion and repair of the cistern system was interrupted for much of the fourteenth century because of the bubonic plague, a situation that worsened the water supply problem.