march 11, every year… everywhere
Plumbing – Vital to Global Health
Because Every Day is World Plumbing Day
Today is World Plumbing Day (WPD), which was established in 2010 by the World Plumbing Council (WPC) “to provide anyone or any organisation involved in the global plumbing industry with an opportunity to promote the important role played by the industry.” This annual day of recognition is held on March 11, every year… everywhere!
There are four key elements with which plumbing is associated – water, health, energy and environment. Here are some facts and practical suggestions from the WPC on how you personally can make a positive impact:
This year, in recognition of WPD 2016, Studor has made a donation to the Drop Dead Foundation to support their valuable work in India of repairing minor plumbing problems, such as leaking taps, for free.
The foundation was established in 2007 by the writer and artist Aabid Surti. A leaking tap at a friend’s house had bothered him so much, and made him realise the amount of water that could be saved if such problems could be fixed. Aabid remains very hands-on and is a key member of the Drop Dead team which hits the road every Sunday, fixing plumbing leaks in Mumbai.
The Drop Dead team is featured below (from left to right): The Founder and Chairman: Aabid Surti, Co-ordinator: Tejal Shah, Plumber: Riyaz Ahmed