World Plumbing Day was created by the World Plumbing Council in 2010 to highlight the importance of plumbing. Modern plumbing and plumbers play a huge role in maintaining the overall health of humans and the environment. Sometimes, it’s easy to take the convenience of modern plumbing for granted. Major parts of everyday routines, such as getting a glass of water from the tap, flushing the toilet, and taking a hot shower would not be possible without trained plumbers and modern plumbing! Here are some reasons why you should take time today to appreciate it.
Clean Drinking Water
Turning on the faucet and using what comes out is a luxury that over two billion people don’t have. Plumbing allows for treatment of water to remove harmful bacteria. Thanks to modern advancements, by the time the water reaches your home it’s safe for drinking, washing hands, and bathing.
Safe removal of sewage and other wastewater is just as critical for health as a clean water supply. Did you know that only 4 out of every 10 people in the world have a toilet in their home? Expanding access to and properly maintaining sanitary piping ensures that waste can leave your home with minimal impact to your health.
Waste water must be treated before it can be discharged into the environment. Modern treatment plants help support environmental health and sustainability.
Imagine having to take ice cold showers or baths every day. Modern water heaters installed by trained plumbers allow you to avoid this scenario and start or end your day with a hot shower or bath.
For many years, piping was made of lead and other mixtures of metals containing toxic materials. Today, safer piping materials are being used that will protect you and your family from exposure to dangerous substances.
Overall, advancements in modern plumbing have made water supply and waste removal systems reliable and consistent. However, millions of people around the world still lack access to basic plumbing. For more information and additional resources on World Plumbing Day, click here. If you notice any plumbing problems in your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call or schedule service online. Our trained plumbers are always here to help!