What's that Smell Filter: Why can't most third world countries' septic systems handle toilet paper?
February 8, 2008 8:45 PM Subscribe
I was recently in Guatemala and I know that there and in most of Central America and many other third world countries you can't flush toilet paper because their septic systems can't handle it. What's the difference between our (More Developed Countries) septic systems and theirs (Less Developed Countries) that ours can handle it? Is it a matter of water flow, sanitation processes, etc?