World Plumbing Day represented an opportunity to commemorate accomplishments, raise global awareness and look to the future of this critical, wide-ranging and progressive industry. To honor the day, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) encouraged Canadian trade associations, plumbing organizations, wholesaler distributors, manufacturers, plumbing engineering firms, schools and individuals to celebrate the important role played by Canada’s plumbing industry.
CIPH has developed a Canadian-based World Plumbing Day Infographic to highlight Canada’s most prominent natural resource, encouraging industry members to utilize the information and share with staff, customers and partners. “Education has always been a focal point within our two associations, which is certainly the case when it comes to World Plumbing Day,” says Richard McKeagan, Chief Executive Officer at MCAC. “On March 11, the industry has an opportunity to educate on the importance plumbing plays in our daily lives. Water is one of the most precious resources in the world and together with CIPH, we keep it flowing.”
Established in 2010, thanks to the efforts of the World Plumbing Council, World Plumbing Day is dedicated to helping the general public better understand the vital role the plumbing industry plays in protecting public health and safety. Clean water is not a luxury. Safe clear drinking water and sanitation are possible in any nation, big or small, when simple, sound plumbing practices are adopted. Quality water supply and sanitation are constant fundamentals of a healthy human society. Technology may change, and cultures may evolve but this fact of life will not. To live together in the world, humans need plumbing…and of course, plumbers.