March 11 is World Plumbing Day

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Today is World Plumbing Day, a day of observance established in 2010 by the World Plumbing Council to raise awareness of the vital role plumbers play in our daily lives.

We’re willing to bet that everyone must heed nature’s call. (Call it a hunch.) World Toilet Day celebrates the need for clean water and sanitation. Global Handwashing Day emphasizes proper hygiene. World Plumbing Day recognizes those who install and maintain the facilities so many of us are lucky enough to use.

According to the World Health Organization, 2.7 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation. Over 1.5 million children, most under five, die from diarrhea every year. Drought conditions threaten much of the world, including California. Water contaminated with lead has been poisoning drinking water in Flint, Michigan, for two years.

The next time you turn on the tap, raise a glass to the plumber who’s always there when you need him to unclog a drain, fix a leak or get the toilet back in business so you can do your business.

Happy World Plumbing Day!

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