Water influences every aspect of our lives, it influences business, it influences industry, it influences politics and economics.
In developing countries, plumbing is either nonexistent or at best very basic. People suffer serious health consequences, and millions of people die as a result of lack of access to clean water and in effective sanitation.
According to the World Health Organisation, 1.1 billion people in the world do not have access to a safe, clean water supply and 2.6 billion people don’t enjoy the use of an effective sanitation system. The tragic result is that 3.1 million children die each year as a result of water-related diseases that could have been prevented if they’d only had access to basic facilities.
Reading this blog will perhaps make you think about how important plumbing and sanitation is in our lives, and perhaps that we should celebrate it? Well the good news is that you can.
Celebrated every year on March 11 each year, World Plumbing Day is an international event initiated by the World Plumbing Council that recognises the important role that plumbing plays in our health and safety.
World Plumbing Day is used as a means of raising awareness of the significant role which the plumbing industry plays in public health around the world. The day is intended to provide everyone with an opportunity to promote the important role played by the plumbing industry.
World Plumbing Day aims to fly the flag for the plumbing industry and you can get involved by:
- Following the official World Plumbing Day Twitter Account at https://twitter.com/WPlumbingDay
- Getting active on social media - Tweet a thank you to your favourite plumber with #worldplumbingday. Like World Plumbing Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WorldPlumbingDay.
- Write a letter to your local newspaper explaining the virtues of World Plumbing Day
- You can download logos and brochures at www.worldplumbingday.org
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