World Plumbing Day!

Today, 11th March is World Plumbing Day.

What on earth is World Plumbing Day? We hear you ask.

It’s an international event organised by the World Plumbing Council designed to highlight and celebrate the vital role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society. Today marks its 5th year

Many of us take the availability of safe drinking water and sanitation for granted, but after devastating disasters as the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and the Japanese tsumani in 2011, it becomes all too real that the water we take for granted could be gone in an instant.

Did you know, for example, that there is a freshwater supply of 35 million cubic kilometres globally, but than less than 1 percent is available for human consumption?

Here are some more scary facts:

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The advancement of plumbing technology in recent year has seen fantastic developments but it’s important continue the education on water conservation for future generations. 

Take a look at this video from the World Plumbing Council to show the importance of plumbing – and don’t forget to check out our handy water saving tips!

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