Tuesday, March 11, 2014

It's World Plumbing Day!

march 11 every year...everywhere
-World Plumbing Day website




It sounds a little silly but this is a serious issue. Two paragraphs from the World Plumbing Day website:

World Plumbing Day is an international event on March 11 initiated by the World Plumbing Council celebrating the important role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society.




The United Nations declared 2005-2015 the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, setting a world agenda that focuses increased attention on water-related issues. This initiative is of extraordinary importance in a world where preventable diseases related to water and sanitation claim the lives of about 3.1 million people per year, most of them children less than 5 years old. Of these, about 1.6 million people die each year of diarrheal diseases associated with lack of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

1 comment:

JR Vitug said...

Great article!