And the worst "hole in ground" I ever saw was in China - it was a trench in a public place with nothing to push the debris along (even the Romans had running water in the sewers). And no way to wash up afterwards.
Not a sanitary place. Even a major tourist attraction in a major city had no running water, sad.
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.