Skip to comments.Synchronised Toilet Flush To Clear City Sewer
Posted on 10/01/2012 3:34:19 PM PDT by Makana
Residents of Zimbabwe's second-biggest city have been asked to flush their toilets simultaneously on Monday at 7.30pm.
Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
Authorities in Bulawayo - the country's second-largest city - have appealed to residents to flush their toilets at 7.30pm on Monday to clear built-up waste.
Water is rationed in the city for up to 72 hours each week, which has led to waste accumulating in the sewer network.
The city's mayor, Thaba Moyo, said the mass flush will become a weekly event.
"We are going to have a big flush every Monday to push all the waste that would have accumulated during the water rationing.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...
Zimbabwe remains undeterred.
I’m guessing a few missing enemies of Mugabe may show up after the flush.
Let’s hope Obamugabe doesn’t get any ideas...!
so flushing the 4 working toilets at the same time is going to help?
Things are bad over there. Some people are never seen again...
They’re going to blow manhole covers sky high with $#!t geysers, at least where the manhole covers haven’t been stolen and sold for scrap.
What kind of a situation might we call this?
It’s going to happen en masse on November 4th.
Can we do this to the Senate and WhiteOutHouse?
Authorities in Bulawayo - the country’s second-largest city - have appealed to residents to flush their toilets at 7.30pm on Monday to clear built-up waste.
The best laid plans...........
If it doesn’t work, I predict they are going to have an awful big mess on their hands. . . .
I see a new Olympic event synchronized flushing !!
“Its going to happen en masse on November 4th.”
Don’t count on your polling place to tell you to show up two days later.
The USA will do a syncronized flush of our Kenyan turd on November 6th.....
Ahh, you see. I’ve been telling dimocRats to vote on November 8th.. and now I’ve got myself messed up.. ;)
Sounds like a bunch of crap to me.
Back in 1977 - when there were only 3 networks - the series “Roots” had such a large share of viewers each night it was on, the water companies had to hire extra personnel to handle the load during each commercial break.
Synchronised Toilet Flush
someday, they may have this kind of thing in the Olympics.. as an actual event.. medals and all. ooooh the pressure..
Season 2 (I think) of Prison Break, in the Panamanian prison, SENA, Michael (Wentworth Miller) blew out the obstruction in the prison plumbing, thus earning himself respect from the “head honcho” there. And made the water flow.
What a great series that was.
The story was told, back in fluid mechanics class in engineering school in the 60s, that the simultaneous flush was done as a prank at West Point.
And it didn’t go well, and the perp was expelled....
Joe the Plumber was representative of our efforts to clean the crap of out Washington. In 2010 it did get rid of a lot of Democraps and some RINOcraps. Unfortunately the shit is piled so high and deep at 1600 Pa. Ave and 900 Pa. Ave (DOJ), that it’s gonna need a MILLION PLUNGER MARCH to unplug the cesspool that is the Obama Administration.
Let’s have a TENS OF MILLIONS OF PLUNGERS MARCH/VOTE ON NOV. 6TH AND KICK THE CRAP OUT OF DC.
Our symbols will be a “large plunger and a large box of Ex-Lax”.
Remember -VOTE, then DUCK!!!
The government created the problem by not having enough water capacity for it’s residents. Now the government’s proposes a solution. What could go wrong?
I don’t remember Rhodesia having these problems...
Post number 3’s point is salient. How may toilets at the same time. There is a concept of something called a “water hammer” which is created when toilets in a sealed plumbing system are flushed at the same time.
This causes a back pressure/vacuum of sorts to be created. The water in the pipes rushes back to the various toilet “heads” and the impact of the pressure shatters pipes/fixtures.
The, uh... fecal matter literally would hit the air movement device if not some poor fool standing nearby. Not a nice picture.
Sort of like what happens when socialism “runs out of other people’s money”. BAM!
IMO that mass flush is goin to end up in someones home.
In Zimbabwe, they probably won’t even notice the difference.
Home? We don’t have no stinkin’ homes in Zimbabwe.
Hey, next door in Kenya, Obama’s half-brother lives in a paper box. Boy does he have it good.
now, a critical question.....is this a government operation?
It may not be a coincidence that this report should pop up in the public consciousness while daily articles about the breakdown of society, and the preparations for it are also common.
I have no idea of what the landscape of Bulawayo Zimbabwe looks like but the interaction between the drinking water supply (normally used for flushing) and the sewer system is a complex one. Just try to get stats on the problems caused by "low-flow" toilets. You can't. Because the problems created by the "save water" zealots far exceed whatever imagined problems were addressed.
The most likely result with this proposed "solution" is possible ruptures in the line due to pressure the sewer system was never designed to support, blown manholes and sewage in lots of surface areas they never expected to see.
It would be curious to hear about see the results either last week, tomorrow or a week from tomorrow. Morons who write stories can't see the ambiguity created by saying "Monday," instead of a date certain.
I'll be on the lookout.
Big Flush Update October 2
“Now that the initial flush has taken place, the BBC reports that most of the million residents of Bulawayo did actually flush on the hour. Whether it works or not, only time will tell.
Activist organization leader Magondonga Mahlangu told the Associated Press that the citizens of Bulawayo have enough going on in their lives and don’t need a mandatory evening flush to get in the way. Unemployment and poverty are much more real issues than trying to keep pipes wet and unclogged.
“It just goes to show that someone in the council has lost touch with the real issues on the ground and is failing to deal with real problems,” she told the source.”
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