World Plumbing Day 2021

Jamie Leo 3/11/2021

March 11 is World Plumbing Day.

It is a date that has been fixed on the calendars of the World Plumbing community since its establishment by the WPC in 2010 and is now a fixture on the calendars of political and social institutions around the globe.

CHEERS TO ALL THE PLUMBERS!!!  You protect the health of the nation...Thank you!


The day aims to spread awareness of the importance of plumbing and plumbes in protecting public health and improving amenity.  Plumbing is a major part of everyday routine such as having a shower, gettign a glass of water from a tap and flushign the toliet.  All of these tasks are possible thanks to trained plumbers and advances in plumbing.

Information sourced from UNICEF + WHO 2017 update and SDG baseline

2.1 billion
or 3 in 10 people worldwide, lack access to safe, readily available water at home.

263 million
people, 10 times the population of Australia, spend over 30 minutes per round trip to collect safe drinking water.

900 million
school children across the world have no handwashing facilities - a critical barrier in the spread of deadly diseases.

4.5 billion
6 in 10 people do not have toilets in their house.

892 million
people worldwide still practice open defecation.

361,000 children
under 5 years of age die each year due to water born diarrhoea because of water contamination from open defecation, near rivers or toilet areas.

1 : 5 schools
worldwide do not provide any toilet facilities.
a lack of toilet facilities prevents young girls attending school, especially when they begin menstration which widens the education gap and reduces equality.

Between 2000 and 2015 the number of people practicing open defecation declined from 1229 million to 892 million, an average of 22 million people per year.

The global population of people who used managed sanitation services increased from 28% in 2000 to 39% in 2015.


Over 1 billion people gained access to piped supplies between 2000 and 2015.

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