World Plumbing Day more important than ever given QLD drought
World Plumbing Day, hosted by the Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ), is celebrated internationally on 11 March every year and recognises the important work that plumbers do to maintain and improve the health and safety of communities all over the world.
MPAQ is hosting a breakfast on the morning of with over 300 industry professionals.
“This is an important opportunity for the whole community to appreciate the hard work performed by members of our industry,” MPAQ executive director Penny Cornah says.
“Queensland plumbers are experts in their field, who deliver the highest standards in health and safety throughout the world. A great deal of water can be lost to poorly maintained or faulty plumbing fixtures, leaking pipes or fittings.
“A licensed plumber will be able to locate and fix these issues and give home owners the confidence of knowing that their homes are not wasting water without them knowing.”
The event is also a platform for MPAQ to announce its Ambassador Program for 2020 where individuals are elected to help promote apprenticeships and the general trade to students, school-leavers and other career opportunists.
“Last year our MPAQ Plumbing Ambassadors met with thousands of people to spread awareness of the trade and consider a plumbing apprenticeship. We’re excited to see what 2020 will bring,” Penny explains.
The breakfast for World Plumbing Day will be raising money for This Is A Conversation Starter (TIACS), a Brisbane-based foundation created by Ed Ross and Daniel Allen to help prevent suicide.
“Suicide and mental health, particularly for young men, is such an important epidemic, so MPAQ want to help raise awareness and get the conversation started to drive a shift in the horrifying statistics,” Penny concludes.