Skip to comments.More than 1.6 million Americans do not have indoor plumbing.
Posted on 08/04/2014 9:41:56 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
What a stink!
Turns out more than a one-and-a-half million Americans are without indoor plumbing.
According to the latest American Community Survey, nearly 630,000 occupied households lack complete plumbing facilities.
It means that they are without one or more of the following: a toilet, a tub or shower, or running water.
Just sixty years ago a quarter of American homes had no flushing toilet.
So who doesn't have a flushing toilet?
Counties containing Indian reservations have astonishingly high percentages of households without plumbing.
14 percent of households in Shannon County, South Dakota don't have full plumbing.
In Apache County, Arizona., the rate is more than 17 percent.
Sparsely-populated census areas in Alaska also have very high percentages.
Counties along the Rio Grande in Texas have high rates of unplumbed households.
There are also homes in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia too.
In 1990, although homes that were without plumbing numbered less than 3 per cent across the entire United States, 12 per cent of properties in Arkansas were without flushing toilets.
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Less than one-half of one percent of the population. Pretty damn good, actually, compared to the rest of the world.
Big deal. Humanity survived for millennia without flushing toilets, and cleanly, too.
How can a county have an Indian reservation? Indian reservations are sovereign nations.
I can show them schools that lack flush toilets in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and even New York.
In fact, those schools have eight grades in one room!
How many of these “Americans” came from other countries where they didn’t have toilets?
This is misleading. “properties” could be a vacant lot.
As you can also see from the article they refer to “complete” plumbing systems rather than completely without any plumbing.
We are going backwards anyway with todays low-flow and waterless toilet fixtures.
We are courting diseases again relating to human waste disposal.
A fair comparison would state the the percentage of people in Europe who don’t have indoor plumbing.
Why do 23 million on SNAP have cell phones and a large flat screen TV?
There are “border cities” in the desert with lots of Illegals waiting...waiting...
I can think of at least 10 households in the rural area I live in that don’t have flush toilets. Without exception, they all house liberals. Most of them supposedly compost their feces and use it to ‘fertilize’ their gardens and trees.
Mexico has toilets but none of them work. K
Mexico has toilets but none of them work. K
“Counties containing Indian reservations have astonishingly high percentages of households without plumbing.”
Shocker of shockers, the most government intrusive cultures are the poorest. When the government prevents capitalism from “keeping people down” they are left in squalor.
Britain is chock full of Gypsies that do not have Toilets in their Homes.
They do not believe in it, thinking such activity should be done outside of the Residence or Trailers that they usually live in.
India has 1.3 billion people, and currently cellphones outnumber toilets there by quite a wide margin.
Go check that out then come back and tell me we have a problem.
But, but, but, isn't providing them with plumbing an assault on their traditional way of life? Who are we to impose our Eurocentric values on them?
Mr. Community Organizer did wonders with Federal money for low-cost housing.
Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy
"About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage. Mice scamper through the halls. Battered mailboxes hang open. Sewage backs up into kitchen sinks. In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition."
what is the mystery here? Do these locations also not have electricity? This is not like trying to send someone to the moon.
1. dig a well lined with a 4” sleeve utilizing a submersible pump.
2. install a septic tank with a drain field.
Viola! modern-day plumbing!
But he found a good use for the bath tub: a hole in the wall with one of those flappy thick plastic curtains made a wonderful way for the horses to drink without having to worry about a stock tank outside which would make a constant mess and freeze up in the winter.
The whites pointed to his unauthorized housing modification as evidence that the savage race hadn't progressed much.
The Injuns pointed to it as evidence that Big White Government Father still had too much money and had learned nothing about our culture in over a century.