Surfing Port-Au-Prince…

May not be the best idea you’ve ever had.  NPR writes, “Port-Au-Prince: A City Of Millions, With No Sewer System.

Port-au-Prince is about the size of Chicago. But it doesn’t have a sewer system. It’s one of the largest cities in the world without one.

That’s a big problem, but never more so than during a time of cholera.

Public health authorities say cholera will stay in the environment for a long time, because Haiti has the worst sanitation in this hemisphere.

So what does happen to all of the products of our human internal combustion system.  Again, from NPR, “Haiti’s ‘Bayakou’: Hauling Away Human Excrement By Hand.

Haiti’s capital city doesn’t have a sewer system. Instead, so-called nightsoil, or human excrement, is largely removed by hand by workers who toil at night under cover of darkness.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is one of the largest cities in the world without a central sewage system. Most of the more than 3 million residents use outhouses and rely on workers with some of the worst jobs in the world, hauling away human excrement by hand one bucket at a time. The men are called bayakou, and they work in the dark by candlelight.

**I did a little “Recycling” here because the Toxic Surfer Meme was most excellent.

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