Re: . . about the Beckfoot plumbers - the REAL ISSUE

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Posted by Jock on October 02, 2007 at 19:26:47 from user Jock.

In Reply to: Re: . . about the Beckfoot plumbers - the REAL ISSUE posted by Owen Roberts on October 02, 2007 at 15:36:54:

I suspect everyone used the lake rather than going digging.

Digging latrines may be the best solution when you have the human waste from a pack boy scouts (or girl guides) to dispose of, but is an over-engineered solution for a few small explorers. Disposal in the lake is a good solution when sailing, but was not an option in PP. There is a far simpler solution based on sound environmental principles.

In the 1930's there were no regulations about direct sewage discharge from boats into rivers and lakes.

I remember two sailing holidays on the Broads in 1965 and 1969 when the boats were fitted with pump out toilets which discharged straight into the waterway.

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