World Plumbing Day is celebrated every year on March 11th and was introduced by the World Plumbing Council. World Plumbing Day works to raise awareness of just how important plumbing is to people’s daily routines and the health and safety of modern society.
Oftentimes our safe access to water is taken for granted but disasters such as the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti are a harsh reminder of how heavily we rely on safe sanitation systems.
The availability of safe drinking water across the globe is something we are all aware and concerned about. Something not always emphasised is the work put in by the plumbing industry to alleviate these concerns and World Plumbing Day looks to bring a better understanding of the work put in to provide safe and sanitary water.
This situation is not unique to just natural disasters with over 3.1 million fatalities a year being attributed to bad water conditions. March 11th gives us a chance to reflect on how fortunate we are to have fully functioning plumbing systems and hopefully encourage us to join the campaign to improve the quality of plumbing across the world.
You can find full details about World Plumbing Day here (http://www.worldplumbingday.org/