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Who needs plumbing anyway?

I heard on NPR the other day that the percentage of homes in Oregon that do not have indoor plumbing is increasing. They consider indoor plumbing to be all three of these: flush toilet, tub or shower, and running hot and cold.

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b_vainamoinen
Jan. 22nd, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)
A composting toilet would put you in the "no indoor plumbing" category, but a composting toilet is a toilet that is up to code.
liveonearth
Jan. 23rd, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
So do you think that the statistic is due to an increase in homes using composting toilets?
b_vainamoinen
Jan. 23rd, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
If I had to have an answer, that would be what I'd investigate first.
hausfrauatu
Jan. 22nd, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
Public health needs indoor plumbing in dense areas. Or people need to be educated on proper disposal of waste water so that they don't compromise the water sources or health of others. Do you want to drink your neighbor's soap?

I have no problem with a bucket and a one holer in the warmer months.

In Scotland, my hosts had hot running water in the shower only. Everywhere else, it was cold. Washing dishes in cold water by hand is possible, but not very comfortable. Also, it is a safety hazard for people to be lugging hot water to warm up tubs,etc. Just ask my husband about his second degree burn that he got while our hot water heater was failing.
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