World Plumbing Day

Last Friday (11 March) was World Plumbing Day. We don’t feel that we have missed out though – as the strapline on the website says: “Every day is World Plumbing Day.”

World Plumbing Day is intended to provide anyone or any organisation involved in the global plumbing industry with an opportunity to promote the important role played by the industry and to help people in many countries gain a better understanding of plumbing.

World Plumbing Day is organised by the World Plumbing Council, which promotes conservation of water and the reduction of pollution of our existing water sources. This can be described in computing terminology according to its chairman Sudakaran Nair.

He said: “Hardware deals with the use of water efficient plumbing products such as dual flush cisterns, low flow fixtures etc. Most developed and some developing nations have evolved their own programmes for designating and certifying such products.

“However, in my opinion of even more importance is the use of ‘software’ in this battle for conservation of our precious resources. By software I mean creating an awareness which ultimately changes our attitudes towards usage of water effectively – a situation where it becomes second nature.”