Saturday the 11th March is no ordinary day to plumbers around the globe; it is the internationally celebrated World Plumbing Day! So much more than just an annual event highlighting the global water and sanitation crisis, World Plumbing Day celebrates the role that plumbing and plumbers play in safeguarding public health.
Initiated by the World Plumbing Council (WPC), the internationally celebrated World Plumbing Day has been a fixture in our calendars since 2010. Created to promote the vital link between good quality plumbing, health, environmental sustainability and, increasingly, economic prosperity, the day raises awareness of the importance of plumbing and plumbers worldwide.
World Plumbing Council Chairman's World Plumbing Day Message
Talking about the awareness day, Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) CEO Kevin Wellman said “World Plumbing Day is a timely reminder of the importance of safe plumbing across the world although it is so easy to our precious resource of water take for granted. There is no doubt that the health of the nation relies on having safe, clean drinking water and effective sanitation.”
“The majority of tradespeople work to an exceptional standard, however, each year the safety, health and wellbeing of the public is at risk by poorly designed, installed and maintained plumbing systems. The need to regulate our industry and to mandate training to help address the skills shortage is vital and long overdue.”
“Plumbers are on the frontline in the fight to addressing water poverty, while safekeeping our families and the environment we live in. At the CIPHE, we believe that education and knowledge is the key to fighting a variety of problems in the industry. We celebrate the role that plumbers make to our everyday lives, but still recognise more needs to be done to make all plumbing systems safe and sustainable.”
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