• Question: How do you make the toilet flush?

    Asked by 439metd43 to Nicola on 18 Nov 2015. This question was also asked by 676metd43, 489metd43, Alice, Rhys( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).
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      Nicola Greene answered on 18 Nov 2015:

      In the basic ones we build in rural areas, people will bring water with them from wherever they collect it and manually flush with a bucket or a jug. Some areas don’t flush as they don’t have enough water and the waste just drops directly into a pit.

      If you google ‘pour flush latrine’ you’ll see some examples.