Yesterday, March 11 was World Plumbing Day.
It is a date that has been fixed on the calendars of the plumbing community since its establishment by the World Plumbing Council (WPC) in 2010 and is now a fixture on the calendars of political and social institutions around the globe.
The international plumbing community, as represented by the Council, has a vital role in promoting the link between good quality plumbing, health, environmental sustainability and, increasingly, economic prosperity.
March 11 is marked by celebrations, competitions, seminars and activities all around the world. People from within and outside the plumbing fraternity come together to learn, share knowledge, build connections and find opportunities to collaborate to improve the quality of, and access to, fresh water and safe sanitation.
There are now hundreds of annual World Plumbing Day events, promoting the link between good plumbing sanitation and human and environmental health.
For activity ideas and resources to help promote and celebrate World Plumbing Day, visit the World Plumbing Day resource page: www.worldplumbing.org/world-plumbing-day-resources.
Share how you celebrated in the comment section below or on social media using #WorldPlumbingDay.
A practical guide has been created as a simple step by step explanation of what World Plumbing Day is, reasons why the world should celebrate and world plumbing facts to help spread awareness and a host of ways to celebrate.
There are two options for fact sheets about World Plumbing day. The first concentrates on the improvements in world plumbing but also highlights that there is still an enormous amount of plumbing development needed. The second option is about plumbing, the profession, why the world needs plumbing and how to become a plumber.
There are three different posters for World Plumbing Day. It allows the option to select the best poster for your school/work place or you can use all three. Each poster touches on a different subject about plumbing. Place these posters in a lunch/break room, on the back of toilet stall doors, at the reception desk of your office and anywhere else you can think of or hand them out to your clients.
In-class poster contests are a great way to get children to think creatively about plumbing and water usage. A template has been created for children to design their own World Plumbing Day posters. A coloring-in template, both a female and a male version, has been created for children too young to design their own poster or for anyone who loves to color.