World Plumbing Day held on 11 March
World Plumbing Day, celebrated on 11 March every year, focuses on the role that plumbers play in maintaining and protecting the health and safety of the community through the provision of clean drinking water and the appropriate management of waste.
An increase in awareness of water and energy usage has been growing in recent years but recognition of the plumbing industry has not always been so strong. Population growth coupled with an increase in urbanisation reveals that management of water supplies and waste water services is of paramount importance in Australia.
An event initiated by the World Plumbing Council, World Plumbing Day is an opportunity to recognise the important work that plumbers do to maintain and improve the health and safety of communities all over the world.
Events were held around the nation celebrating plumbers and the positive impact they have on the health and safety of the community. On Friday 8 March, Bob Geldof was the key speaker at the Master Plumbers Western Australia Luncheon to launch a life changing project to deliver sustainable plumbing and sanitation solutions to remote communities around Australia.
The day aims to spread awareness of the importance of plumbing and plumbers in protecting public health and improving amenity, as well as celebrating all the important work plumbers have done to improve the world.