Celebrated every year on March 11, World Plumbing Day is an international event initiated by the World Plumbing Council that recognizes the important role plumbing plays in our health and safety.
Every person on the planet is affected by the availability of clean drinking water and basic sanitation. Unfortunately, in many developing countries, plumbing is either very limited or even non-existent and the lack of an effective plumbing infrastructure is a huge factor in the tragic statistics we are sadly becoming numb to.
According to the World Health Organization:
- 650,000,000 people do not have access to safe water
- 2.3 Billion do not have access to an adequate bathroom
- 315,000 children die every year from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation
Simple plumbing solutions could make all the difference in saving lives which is why we are asking for your support in recognizing the World Plumbing Day on Saturday March 11.
In Canada, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, as well as related organizations around the world will join together on this important day to raise awareness of this importance of plumbing in protecting the planet and its citizens.