Offbeat Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image A new public toilet at a park in China's southwestern Guizhou province. Don't worry — the fence keeps it private. AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP/Getty Images A new … [Read more...] about China’s ‘Toilet Revolution’ Is Flush With Lavish Loos
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Cape Town is enduring the worst water crisis to face a modern city, and its officials project it may run out of water next year, if not sooner. This is the next installment in Cape Town Diary, a series exploring how Cape Town's water crisis is affecting the daily life of its … [Read more...] about A toilet is our best gift in years
The beleaguered water district in Martin County announced it was turning off service to several areas Tuesday and was struggling to get water flowing to many customers early Wednesday, prompting hardships and criticism. The district said on its Facebook page that storage tanks … [Read more...] about No way to bathe, flush. District shuts off water for many, struggles to restore it.
Since Saturday, patients above the first floor of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center have been unable to take showers or flush their toilets because of low water pressure. Hospital President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo blamed the situation in the seven-story building on … [Read more...] about Niagara Falls hospital patients can’t flush toilets because of water main break
NEW YORK — Every so often a revolution transforms something truly basic, rendering the status quo somewhat, well, primitive. First came covered sewers, then indoor plumbing and flush toilets. Now, one bathroom at a time, another major shift in toilet hygiene is quietly … [Read more...] about New high-tech toilets: no hands or paper required