World Plumbing Council




At its annual meeting in Centurion, South Africa (22-23 October 2009), the World Plumbing Council confirmed details of the first ever World Plumbing Day which will be celebrated on 11 March 2010.

With the theme “Plumbing-Vital to Global Health”,  plumbing organisations throughout the world will be invited to undertake a range of activities with the aim of raising awareness of the important role played by today’s plumbing industry.

A logo for the Day- designed by young Indian graphic designer Anuja Khokhani of Ahmedabad, India  illustrates four key elements with which plumbing is associated- water, health, energy and environment. It is hoped that the logo will be used widely, drawing awareness to the fact that plumbing is far more important than many people in both developed and developing countries realise.

WPC Chairman, Robert Burgon, will launch the first World Plumbing Day at a press conference in Beijing, China in conjunction with the ISH China exhibition, organised by WPC’s special industry partner Messe Frankfurt.  He comments: Our hope is that “on World Plumbing Day, the world will come to realise that plumbing is essential in protecting both the health of our people and the health of our planet. Where countries have developed plumbing systems, the role of our industry is often taken for granted. In developing countries, many people have yet to discover the real difference that plumbing can make. WPC hopes that newspapers and all other forms of media will help many more people to understand that our industry is a key player in so many aspects of society.”

WPC is preparing a pack for its members which will include press releases, statements for politicians and ideas of activities which they might undertake to mark World Plumbing Day. A dedicated website is also being developed.

Robert Burgon concludes: “There are already international days for many important causes- some of which are relevant to plumbing- but this will be the first time that plumbing has been marked in such a way. As our logo says, we hope that on 11 March  everywhere, starting in 2010, there will be far greater understanding of the role of our industry.”

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