World Plumbing Day is celebrated on March 11 annually to honor the critical role that plumbing plays in societal health. Plumbing is, after all, the reason that our cities and towns are so clean. Without proper plumbing, all the human defecation and waste would remain in the city. This would not only render an area unhabitual due to the foul smell but would also result in the spread of fatal diseases that may put an end to life as we know it. Therefore, on this day, the occasion is marked with events across the world to highlight the importance of good plumbing and sanitation.
The international plumbing community, as represented by the Council, has a vital role in promoting the link between good quality plumbing, health, environmental sustainability and, increasingly, economic prosperity.
March 11 is marked by celebrations, competitions, seminars, and activities all around the world. People from within and outside the plumbing fraternity come together to learn, share knowledge, build connections and find opportunities to collaborate to improve the quality of, and access to, fresh water and safe sanitation.