ArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3553 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1193 times:
Now this is my kind of topic!!
The "flushless" toilets I have seen actually do flush- continuously. They are only used in urinals because a very very small amount of water is constantly being moved through. I believe they don't have any standing water in the bottom of the urinal either.
I don't know what the purpose of these are, but I have an idea they would be used in locations where sound is an issue (museums, offices, etc) or water pressure or availability is critical.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29699 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1160 times:
We have them here too, mainly in two forms.
One you dig a hole in the ground, say about six or eight foot deep. Then you construct a shed looking building over the top of it. In that shed you make a bench with an appropriate hole cut into it. When the hole on the ground is filled to a foot or so of the top. You dig new hole somewhere else and then move the shed over it. Then you fill in the rest of the old hole.
The other flushless toilet in wide usage consisting of a 5 gallon plastic bucket lined with a garbage bag and with a toilet seat installed on the top. The "Honey bucket" is very common in villages where city run water and sewer are not available and the permafrost layer prevents a conventional septic system from being installed. For many Alaskan kids emptying the honey bucket is a daily chore.
And the honey buckets are the main reason why opening ANWR is so vital to our state. With the revenue we can subsidize installation of municipal water and sewer systems. But of course the granola crunchers in the lower 48 would rather have their tundra.
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