Friday, June 19, 2015

What is World Plumbing Day?


As many social media users know, there is a holiday or some kind of celebration for anything you can imagine. For example: today people are celebrating "World Sauntering Day" as well as "Juneteenth". World Sauntering Day celebrates a casual form of strolling called "sauntering" and promotes using it to get around as opposed to walking. On the other hand, Juneteenth is a freedom celebration in Texas that celebrates the abolition of slavery. And, of course, there is also a World Plumbing Day. This week, I'll try to give a detailed report of what our wacky celebration is and what it means to the plumbing industry.

What is World Plumbing Day?

World Plumbing Day (also abbreviated WPD), celebrated on March 11th, is a holiday designed to promote water conservation and reduce pollution in existing water sources. The WPD divides their promotion into two categories in a computer analogy: hardware and software. The hardware side of things includes promoting plumbing fixtures and other plumbing hardware that are environmentally friendly. The software side of the promotion is an attempt to raise general awareness for eco-friendly plumbing so that regular people can make a difference by conserving water and reducing pollution.

How do I Celebrate?

Now that you know the basics of what the holiday is about, how can you celebrate it? The goal is pretty clear in trying to promote awareness for water efficient plumbing, so the World Plumbing Council (WPC) has come up with a good list of suggested activities for people of all kinds to be able to celebrate World Plumbing Day. Below, I listed a few of the most convenient ways you can both celebrate and raise awareness.


Writing is an extremely powerful tool that a high majority of people have access to. Assuming you have the ability to write, you have the ability to make a big difference. One thing in particular the the WPD website recommended was writing letters to newspapers. You could potentially have some of your comments featured in a comment about the holiday or maybe even be the featured content piece in regards to the celebration. Not only can you write to newspapers, but you can also write or contact your local congressman. Congressmen often have the opportunity to make motions in session about particular holidays, so maybe you could persuade him into doing something like that. Even if he doesn't further promote it, at least you gave it a shot.

Public Speaking

If you have somehow found your way to this blog, you are more than likely to have some experience in the field of plumbing. This knowledge about the industry gives you a great opportunity to verbally raise awareness to other people. Speaking in schools is a great way to not only raise awareness on the issues of water efficient plumbing but you can also help educate the kids about the basics of plumbing and how they can help preserve water.

Organizational Leverage

If you are involved in or lead some kind of plumbing related organization, your leverage as a member can help promote the WPD celebration and water efficient plumbing itself. First, promote the celebration through social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook. Then, try to organize a plumbing related open to the general public that can help not only raise awareness but educate about water conservation issues within plumbing and explain how the general public can make a difference.


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