Plumbing Solutions is a member of the World Plumbing Council and we join all other members in celebrating World Plumbing Day on March 11, 2012. Plumbing Solutions plans to engage in a host of activities in observation of this day.
We believe that much of the vital work performed by those in the plumbing industry is unpublicized, and the profession is often misunderstood, and its contribution to our communities taken for granted. Recognizing March 11th as World Plumbing Day, Plumbing Solutions seeks to celebrate the plumbing industry’s contribution to health and safety through increased awareness of its efforts. Most people, our children included, think of plumbers as the guy you call when the toilet won’t flush or when the pipe under the sink springs a leak. However, it is only a small part of a plumber’s work.
Behind the scenes, plumbers are installing and maintaining the very infrastructure that supplies our homes and classrooms with fresh, clean drinking water and removes the waste in a safe, sanitary manner. They are developing and enforcing codes that describe the best ways to install plumbing systems. Plumbers are also making sure the products used with the water — pipes, faucets, drinking fountains, showers, tubs, swimming pools, etc., are safe and reliable.
Of course when there is a problem, plumbers are there to help; and not just the common household variety. Following catastrophic natural disasters such as the recent devastating tsunami in Japan, plumbers were counted on to get vital potable water transportation systems back online quickly to ensure that clean, uncompromised drinking water was available to citizens in the affected areas.
We urge readers to acknowledge that the days of taking plumbing for granted are over and the time has come to respect plumbing as an industry which is vital to global health. The safety and abundance of drinking water is, of course, a concern for most people, but what is not often emphasized is the work the plumbing industry contributes every day to alleviate these concerns. One of the goals of Plumbing Solutions is to help bring a better understanding of the largely misunderstood role that plumbers play in keeping our nation safe and healthy each and every day. We remain steadfast and committed to in our role towards the vital health of our nation.
On Friday 9th, March, 2012, Plumbing Solutions officially launched World Plumbing Day at Bishop Anstey Junior School in St. Ann’s, Trinidad. The launch was formally opened by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Utilities, Dr. Terrance Jurawan, who commended Plumbing Solutions for being the first company in Trinidad and Tobago to acknowledge, observe and celebrate World Plumbing Day.
The Launch began with the choir of the host school, Bishop Anstey Junior School singing the National Anthem. Marketing Manager, Simone Roach shared with the audience the invitation extended to private primary schools to participate in the World Plumbing Council’s International Poster Design Competition. Ms. Roach also noted the prizes offered by the World Plumbing Council: $1,000 U.S. Dollars for the first prize for the School of the student with the winning entry, and $500 U.S. Dollars for the student. Additionally, Plumbing Solutions will offer to one of the local primary schools a prize amounting to $10,000 TT Dollars in plumbing supplies/services, and to the winning student $500 TT Dollars in Unit Trust units. Each school will select the top entry from each class and these entries will be forwarded by Plumbing Solutions to the World Plumbing Council to be judged.
Managing Director of Plumbing Solutions, Mr. Scott Fabres encouraged the students to do research on how water flows from taps, shower heads and what happens when it leaves the drains. He also made the children aware of the important work performed by plumbers, and informed them of careers in the industry such as inspectors, engineers and licensed constructors.
Mr. Fabres brought the launch to a close with a vote of thanks and by presenting a token of appreciation to Dr. Terrance Jurawan, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Utilities for officially opening the launch, and to Bishop Anstey Junior School Principal, Ms. Teri Shuler for hosting the launch. After the launch, the children were treated to refreshments and a video presentation on the work plumbers do to ensure that homes, schools, and businesses are safe and sanitary.
Every single person on this planet is affected by the availability of clean drinking water and basic sanitation. Plumbing Solutions takes water efficiency and preservation seriously and promotes it to our consumers within their homes and businesses. We remain steadfast and committed in our role towards the health of our nation.