World Plumbing Day is an international holiday dedicated to plumbing. With its use we can maintain our own hygiene and keep our apartment clean. Plus, plumbing is incredibly convenient. By creating plumbing and drains, we can freely use the sink, bathtub and toilet, keeping the overall level of sanitation at a high level. It is celebrated annually on March 11.
It’s hard to imagine modern cities without plumbing and technical facilities in the form of water pipes and sewage drains. People used to live in unsanitary conditions. While in the ancient world this was easier, in the Middle Ages the problem became acute. The sewage was simply poured out into the street, so it’s not hard to imagine the scents that were floating around. The creation of sewers began in the 19th century, when Europe was plagued by epidemics of cholera, typhoid and other similar diseases.
In 1866, the English engineer Thomas Crapper introduced a modern example of a toilet bowl, which quickly gained popularity and became a must-have item in apartments and homes. Villages, both then and now, often use pit latrines. Separately, it is worth noting the modern bio-toilets. There, recycling is done using special chemicals. They are popular in suburban areas that can not be connected to the centralized sewer system, as well as places of large gatherings as a paid / free public toilets.
- About 45 liters of water are used during a 5-minute shower.
- The direction in which the water swirls in the toilet bowl depends solely on the design of the rim, not on the location of the toilet bowl in the northern or southern hemisphere of the Earth, as some think.
- The most famous plumber is a character from the iconic Japanese game named Mario.
How to celebrate
Upgrade your plumbing at World Plumbing Day. If you have any problems with it, be sure to call the master. There is no need to allow water leaks due to damaged or worn out plumbing.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users how often they use plumbers.
When is World Plumbing Day celebrated in 2024?
World Plumbing Day is observed on March 11 each year.