March 11, 2017 is World Plumbing Day
Every person on the planet is affected by access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Unfortunately, in many places, access to both is limited or even non-existent and the lack of an effective plumbing infrastructure is a huge factor in the tragic statistics that can’t be ignored.
According to the World Health Organization:
• 663,000,000 people do not have access to safe water
• 2.4 Billion do not have access to an adequate bathroom
• 315,000 children die every year from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation
In Canada, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, as well as similar organizations around the world will join together on this important day - March 11, 2017 to raise awareness of this importance of plumbing in providing safe living condition for citizens around the world.
To learn more about World Plumbing Day visit http://www.worldplumbingday.org/index.html
For more information on Drinking-water from the WHO visit http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs391/en/