Plumbers come together globally to initiate, educate and promote the importance of how we should maintain a safe and sanitary water conditions around the world.
There is nothing more important than having access to safe drinking water and a good standard of sanitation to sustain good health.
In Australia, we shouldn’t take for granted the access we have to a supply of clean and safe water and the quality drainage system that remove waste water from our properties. As an individual we should all take actions to reduce water wastage, invest in products that conserve water and make every effort to avoid contaminating water or damaging drainage systems.
Currently 1.1 billion people lack access to a safe clean water supply and 2.6 billion do not enjoy the use of effective sanitation systems. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 3.1 million children die each year as a result of diseases that could have been prevented if only their families had access to basic facilities.
World Plumbing Day (WPD) is an international event created by the World Plumbing Council to highlight the important role that plumbing plays in the health, protection and sustainability of communities in both developed and underdeveloped countries.
The World Plumbing Council bring together plumbing associations globally , including Australia to identifying affordable and efficient ways of providing sanitary conditions to all people and create a sustainable disease free environment for future generations to live a long and happy life.
With this in mind, we hope you will appreciate the individuals who choose to follow a career in plumbing. Not everyone is up to the challenge of getting down and dirty to unblock our sewers, drains, repair pungent pipes and crawl through insect infested spaces beneath properties and inside cavities to install new services to meet your everyday lifestyle needs.
Listen to what the chairman of the World Plumbing Council has to say: