During the drought years (91/92) there were bricks in the cisterns to reduce the amount of water used, bits of tape put over the flushing buttons so that one would remember not to flush too often and even some clever little ditties printed on the cistern to make the whole experience more amusing for everyone, "if its yellow let it mellow if its brown flush it down" springs to mind. Nice and memorable with a good rhyme. If I recall correctly they turned off the water during the day in some of the towns, Bulawayo area being the worst hit.
So moving back to the first world in 2004 there would be the up side of having a toilet that worked properly like I remembered from my childhood.
happens again they can use the second toilet whilst the first is being repaired.
This, once again, is not progress. I don't think I view my childhood through rose tinted spectacles and I am sure I would have remembered my Dad cursing at the toilet, if it had been a regular breaker downerer, if Gavins behaviour is a standard approach to the irritations of plumbing.
So with all that said happy flushing
I am farming sheep and goats on the Dordogne/Gironde border with my husband and our 3 children. We have an on farm butchery and sell our meat direct to the public via the markets and delivery points in our local area