Celebrated every year on March 11, World Plumbing Day is an international event originally 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:
- 829,000 people are estimated to die each year as a result of unsafe drinking-water
- By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas
- 785 million people lack even a basic drinking-water service, including 144 million people who are dependent on surface water
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 Friday, March 11.
In Canada, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC), 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.
CIPH and its members would like to recognize the tireless commitment of all plumbers and industry professionals.
It is this work that results in greater comfort for society; a welcoming warm shower in the morning to a clean, refreshing glass of water. We express our gratitude and will continue to champion this essential industry.
Help us celebrate by using the hashtag #worldplumbingday across social media and by adding the WPD logo to your signature.