World Plumbing Day is today, March 11! Have you heard of World Plumbing Day? Did you know plumbers protect your kids’ health as much as doctors and nurses? In honor of this occasion, we’d like to share with you a little information about what World Plumbing Day is and why it’s worth celebrating.
History of World Plumbing Day
World Plumbing Day is an international event that was started by the World Plumbing Council in 2010. Their aim is to increase plumber appreciation and teach people about water conservation and sanitation. The importance of plumbing is obvious after natural disasters, like hurricanes, that leave people without clean drinking water and working toilets. It’s also clear when you look at poorer countries that lack good plumbing. In America, where we have a strong plumbing infrastructure and strict standards for safe plumbing practices, we often take plumbing for granted.
Why Is Plumbing So Important?
The short answer: plumbing is vital to global health. You may not realize it, but plumbers play a huge role in protecting public health and safety. According to the World Health Organization, poor plumbing standards could contribute to the spread of deadly diseases. Good plumbing, on the other hand, prevents water contamination and keeps us healthy. Plumbers and sanitation engineers have helped make huge strides in improving human health in the last century.
Still, millions of people die each year from diseases related to water and sanitation issues. Water conservation and contamination are big concerns. We have a limited freshwater supply on the planet, and less than 1% of that water is drinkable. Yet we continue to contaminate it on a daily basis. The purpose of World Plumbing Day is to raise awareness about plumbing’s essential role in protecting our water supply and keeping us safe.
What Can You Do to Help?
Spread the word about these plumbing-related issues! Start by educating your children about water conservation and safe sanitation habits.