Save water and the earth

Save water and the earth

World Plumbing Day is an international event, initiated by the World Plumbing Council (WPC), and is held on 11 March each year to recognise the important role that plumbing plays in societal health and amenity.

The WPC, through its member countries and partnerships with bodies like the World Health Organisation, works all year round to promote the benefits of safe plumbing. In 2010, it decided to launch the concept of embedding a single day dedicated to plumbing into the world’s calendar. The idea was that on March 11 each year, people across the world would pause to reflect on the vital role that plumbing plays in preserving their health and way of life, or in building sustainable disease-free futures for millions in the developing world. 

And so World Plumbing Day was born — and it is big and getting bigger all the time. Today, on the continents of Australia, Europe, and Africa, events are organised to mark the occasion and draw attention to the importance of good plumbing and sanitation. In China, England, Germany, India, Canada, North and South America, and many more places, industry leaders (like us here today), governments, policy makers, and community based organisations are promoting World Plumbing Day.

“Water is a remarkable substance central to life.”

 Right now, today, in offices and training colleges, on worksites and in classrooms, and in legislatures and parliaments around the world, World Plumbing Day is being marked and recognised. In media releases and magazine articles in Chinese, Hindi, English, German, and Spanish, the message about the link between good plumbing sanitation, and human and environmental health is reaching millions of people each March.

The Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) will be celebrating this event with a family day of fun. Attendees will be able to compete in a 10km mountain bike race or a 5km run, followed by a boerie roll and cold drinks. For the kids there will be mini-golf.

The theme of the event is ‘SWATe: save water and the earth’.

“Water is a remarkable substance central to life; it feeds our nations, drives our industry, washes away our troubles, quenches our thirst, and brings beauty and pleasure into our lives.” (Barbara Schreiner.)

It just shows how important the plumber is in the scene.


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