Flush a toilet without running water by dumping a gallon of water into the bowl. You need a gallon-sized container, water and a towel. Flushing the toilet takes less than five minutes.
- Fill a gallon-sized container with water
If you know the water is going to be out of service, fill a tub with water before it goes out. Scoop a gallon of water into a container.
- Lift the toilet seat and lid
Lift the toilet seat and lid so they are out of the way.
- Dump in the water
Forcefully dump the water into the bowl. The pull of gravity causes the toilet to flush.
- Clean up spills
Wipe up any spills with a towel.