Waste Water Wednesday: The Meme that Just Won’t Quit

kohler square toilet

The toilet DH wishes we got at the Kohler store.

Sure it’s the least popular meme on the internets, but Waste Water Wednesday is back. This week we’re getting serious. Which is to say I’m taking a break from my first world struggles with plumbing and such (my gosh, I had no idea how much chrome I’d be cleaning in the master bath!) to provide a peek into some very serious toilet issues (hint: lack of them) in developing nations.

Give a listen to this Latitudes special that played earlier this week on WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio. The story starts around the 32 minute mark. For the feminists in my audience, take note of the fact that lack of access to toilets prevents girls from going to school. It’s not just a hygiene-for-all thing, though of course that aspect is huge, too.

Now back to my concerns about how to get my all-American boys to pee a bit more directly into the toilets in our house. Hygiene, indeed.

2 Responses to Waste Water Wednesday: The Meme that Just Won’t Quit
  1. MainlineMom aka Sarah
    January 25, 2012 | 8:33 am

    Oh Kim I love this meme! LOL I work as an engineer in wastewater treatment when I’m not blogging 🙂 So these issues are near and dear to my heart.

  2. admin
    January 25, 2012 | 10:06 am

    Finally, a fan of WWW! You made my day.