Flushing, Queens

Flushing disguises gushing, to stop Japanese blushing

Japanese women spend on average 30 per cent more time responding to nature's call than Chinese women, according to Professor Wu, Taiwan's leading toilet expert.

Saturday, 6 November, 2004, 12:00am

Flushing out the wastage

I refer to the letter 'Serious wastage' (South China Morning Post, June 5) and wish to provide more information about the flushing water in Hong Kong.

29 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Serious waste

Hong Kong has two parallel water supply systems, one for drinking water and one for flushing water. This is an excellent way to prevent precious drinking water being used as flushing water.

However, this system, as implemented in Hong Kong, has one major setback: since flushing water is supplied for free, there is no incentive for the user to minimise its use.

5 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Absolutely disgusting

I wonder if something could be done about the state of the ladies' toilets at the entrance to Stanley Market.

They are a total and utter disgrace. None of the toilets flush, some are covered in filth, and the bucket which is provided as an alternative to flushing has a large hole in it.

5 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Public toilets are so disgusting

I HAVE been living in Hongkong now for two months. Prior to this I have visited Hongkong around three times a year both for business and pleasure.

One thing that absolutely staggers me is the revolting condition of public toilets.

5 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Sea water flush to save cash

PLANS are underway to save 175,000 cubic metres of fresh water used to flush toilets in the territory every day, and hundreds of millions of dollars buying Chinese water every year.

26 Feb 1993 - 12:00am