It's not a big deal, really, because a great number of us residing outside of the city limits of Squarebanks are in this situation. And out in the Bush, plenty of people don't have running water still - and it is not by choice.
The lack of big city water and affiliated technologies is solved in a couple of ways:
- Wet wipes or Purel
- The slop bucket
It's not a bad bit of exercise.
This is my chore in our household, because I promised to eventually move to a place with running water if we could just live cheap for a few years in a cabin. As further incentive, I agreed that dumping the slop bucket was my chore.
Emphasis on near full. One of the more unpleasant household disasters is to forget to check the bucket before dumping one's dish water. Suddenly you're mopping up some nasty stuff that's been in the bucket for days getting gunky. It's been over two year since I forgot to check the bucket first. I truly thought I'd get out of the CabinDwelling lifestyle without it ever happening again.
Until this weekend.
Above right: The 'gray water system'. A slop bucket disaster, after I'd freaked out and mopped up the 'gray water'.