I was wondering.....

April 4, 2007 1:32pm CST
if anyone still lives in a country where it is not hte norm to have a flushing toilet. I live in the UK which is obviously has fully flushing toilets and so does every other country I have been to; Spain, America, Tunis, Canada and thats about it for my travels. Does anywhere live somewhere that not everyone has a fully flushing ductional indoor toilet? Years ago in Scotland everyone has outdoor toilets or one in the "close" (the communal stairwell) which I don't th ink I would be too happy with. Thanks for taking the time to read and respond
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
hi killahclaire I live in the Philippines and we have flushing toilet in our house but there are other regions in this country where houses don't have flushing toilets. There are communities here, specially in the mountainside, riverside or even in some poor coastal area, some houses don't even have toilets inside their home. For instance 10 households or more would share a common toilet build for everyone, which is manually flushed using a pail or bucket. Since it is for everyone, it is build either in the center of the community or away from the houses.
6 Apr 07
Wow! In Scotland it used to be like that but not for maybe 50 years or so. People would share their toilet with 10 families and have a tin bath they would fill up once a week in the livingroom and the whole family would have to use it starting with the oldest generally.
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
wow! really? it is good to know, our countries share something in common hahahah. Anyways, maybe before civilization all parts of the globe have no toilets at all, don't you think?
• United States
4 Apr 07
I live in the USA and we all have flushing toilets. However there still are "out houses" around. Not a lot, but they are still here in many rual places.
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4 Apr 07
Och, wow I didnt know they would still have them. I don't think there are any left in Scotland. I suppose there must be soemwhere but I doubt if it is still used.