With the celebration of World Plumbing Day, March 11th, I am highlighting and featuring the great respect for our highly qualified individuals who become plumbers for the important role of plumbing and in protecting our public and private health. Without properly functioning plumbing, our modern society would not be where it is today.. . .
When we see the word plumbing, we often think about the running water, a sewer system, and the pipes that make it all function. Could you just imagine the world without modern plumbing–not only how inconvenient life would be without running hot or cold water, but also how inconvenient it would be if you had to leave the comfort of our cozy homes in order to go to the bathroom in an outhouse. What would life be if your community did not have its system of pipes that make it possible to live the lives we do, everyday? I cannot reiterate how our developed society would be able to function quite the way it does from a standpoint of health manifestation and disease prevention. Let’s face it, modern living would not be where it is without plumbing. And great respect being paid to those who make a career in plumbing–making this style of living all possible should be intact.
🛠️ Without Proper Access to Plumbing:
You may think that every homeowner in developed countries would have access to running water and a sewer system. Even in developed countries, a lack of plumbing is a reality that some people have to live with every day, including the United States, where roughly two million people still do not have access to indoor plumbing or a septic system. Without plumbing, we stand exposure to many diseases including cholera, typhoid fever, diarrhea and dysentery, and in many cases can lead to death. These and most illnesses caused simply by just not having plumbing available hit the very young in developing countries due to unsafe black and grey waters, poor sanitation and insufficient or impossible hygiene. And it’s not just those living in poverty who don’t have access to indoor plumbing or running water–some states such as Alaska, the Dakotas, and Maine, there simply are entire communities that just don’t have complete plumbing systems, whether it is due to the community or just not having it hooked up.
💧 Underdeveloped Communities:
Lack of access is much worse in undeveloped countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The organization calculates that 2.5 billion citizens throughout the world simply do not have access to any sanitation facilities. Within that figure, 818 million citizens in India and 607 million citizens in China, and other countries having some large populations including Nigeria, Brazil, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Vietnam and the Philippines have areas without inadequate plumbing.
🔧 Not Just Inconvenience:
Thinking of lack of plumbing as being a matter of inconvenience is putting it way bluntly, because not having access to plumbing is an absolutely significant health issue. The fact is that plumbing saves lives, because without proper running plumbing, people are susceptible to disease–usually caused by improper sanitation and unsafe drinking water.
👨🔧 Plumbers Working To keep Our Lives Safe:
Plumbing organizations gather together to network with other plumbers to keep up with changes within the industry by attending workshops and seminars, and by learning what improvements to running water and safe sanitation can be implemented. Every day, you can do the following to honor those who make modern living possible, the plumber by thanking your local plumber for all their dedication. Just think about how life would be like without plumbing. Make sure that you are ready–get an appointment to have your plumbing system inspected. More information is available on plumbing at the Environmental Protection Agency’s website’s article: “Fix Leak Week“.
🛁 World Plumbing Day History:
The World Plumbing Council (WPC) is an international organization which is made up of 200 members from over 30 countries. They implemented the World Plumbing Day in the year of 2010 with the goal is to achieve the best possible plumbing throughout the world by way of the world’s vast plumbing industry.
🚽 Resources For a Career in Plumbing:
Education is very important, If you have children who look oriented to taking on performing the lucrative field of plumbing, as a very successful career choice. I am providing a resource guide to starting out in the field of plumbing:
- MCAA: Support and education for mechanical contractors nationwide
- UA: United Association – United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry
- Explore The Trades: Plumbing – step-by-step on your journey to a successful career in plumbing
- 29 Best Plumbing Blogs and Resources For Pros in 2022
🚿 Plumbing is Great:
As you can see, plumbers make this world the modern place we are used to living in. Plumbing is of one of the most highly necessary elements making modern living possible, and disease a minimum. WIth great hope, plumbing will become available for more of the world. Plumbing is a great career choice!
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The Importance of Plumbing
2 thoughts on “World Plumbing Day – 2023 + The Importance of Plumbing & Resources”
Great blog post! It’s important to realize that proper access to plumbing is not just a matter of convenience, but a significant health issue. I was shocked to learn that even in developed countries such as the US there are still communities without access to complete plumbing systems. With World Plumbing Day coming up, it’s important to show appreciation for the vital role plumbers play in protecting public and private health. I have a question – have you come across any innovative technologies or initiatives that are helping to address the lack of access to plumbing in underdeveloped countries?
Unfortunately, I couldn’t imagine living in the nineteenth or early twentieth century. I also live near Chicago, Illinois, so there is no where near here that has no plumbing available. In the ’90’s I lived in a Victorian home built in 1862, and it was retrofitted with bathrooms, so it is a reminder that we live in a blessed time. More recently, our bath was out a few days getting tile installed and another time, we had to have a pipe fixed under the ground, and not having plumbing even for part of a day is a complete disaster. I will try to study this and maybe have another post in the future. Thank you for your question!