World Plumbing Day is celebrated worldwide every year on 11 March
World Plumbing Day is an initiative by the World Plumbing Council created in 2009. The first-ever World Plumbing Day was held in 2010 on March 11.
World Plumbing Day is celebrated around the world every year on March 11. The day aims to spread awareness of the importance of plumbing and plumbers in protecting public health and improving access to clean water and sanitation facilities.
The World Plumbing Council’s hope was to create a day where worldwide the community could reflect on the vital role plumbing has played and continues to play in:
- Protecting public health
- Share knowledge and collaboration
- Improve the quality and access to fresh potable water
- Improve the quality and access to safe sanitation
Plumbing saves lives by improving the world we all live in
Even though we all use our plumbing infrastructure every day, no matter where we are, it is invariably taken for granted as it’s just part of everyday life.
From the moment we rise from bed in the morning, we are use plumbing. Using the toilet, taking a shower, drinking a coffee, drinking a glass of water, washing our clothes and watering our gardens. All of these tasks are only possible thanks to trained and qualified plumbers.
There are still millions of people worldwide who lack access to basic plumbing amenities. Life without basic plumbing leads to lowered living standards and severe health consequences.
Adequate, functional, effective plumbing is also essential to helping the environment. With increased water shortages and droughts worldwide, sustainable and energy-efficient plumbing are paramount to helping the planet.
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World Plumbing Day is a call to action for people across the industry to show pride in what they do and the part they play in protecting the community’s health.
The key aim is to promote the link between good plumbing with sanitation and human and environmental health.