Issue 36 – March 2012
World Plumbing Day is celebrated on 11 March ever year around the world. It recognises the important role plumbing plays in protecting public health and safety.
World Plumbing Day is an international event initiated by the World Plumbing Council (the Council), an international body of member organisations which represent the plumbing industry, including tradespeople, regulators, suppliers, government, and manufacturers.
This year, the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board became a member organisation of the Council and joins the Plumbing Gasfitting Drainlaying Roofing Training ITO and Master Plumbers in representing the plumbing industry in New Zealand on the Council.
History shows that great leaps in humankind's advancement – both physically and socially – have been tied to advances in plumbing technology. Many people in developed countries throughout the world take plumbing for granted. They simply turn on a tap or faucet and obtain clean water. However, little thought is given to the engineering expertise provided by plumbers that ensures these systems operate as intended. Equally, few people appreciate the consequences of bad plumbing systems.
Summarised from the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board February 2012 info brief.