I may be considered a “strange one” by some but I don’t think it’s strange to wonder about exactly what happens after you flush the toilet at home, work, or some public washroom. During biology class in high school, we talked about every topic possible when it came to the human body but everybody including myself would get awkward when it was time to discuss stool/poop/solid waste. Flushing the toilet may be the end of the journey for the food you ate but for the liquid/solid waste, this is just the beginning of a long trip.
It really wasn’t that long ago when people living in big cities didn’t have access to proper plumbing. Heck, I’ve visited places where I’ve had to dig a hole in the ground, do my thing, and cover it up. According to the video you’re about to watch, one billion people around the world still don’t have access to proper plumbing so consider yourself lucky. I’ve seen sewage along small canals and it’s some nasty stuff, and it seems even more disgusting when it’s not yours (although it’s all equally gross).
The point of flushing is not only to get that poop far, far away from you but the process also involves getting the pollutants out. Watch the video below and see what the journey is like from your toilet to the treatment plants.
So next time you use the washroom, respect the flush.