Saturday, March 12, 2011

Happy World Plumbing Day from the U.S. Senate!

Check out S. Res. 100 at


March 10, 2011

Mr. BENNET (for himself, Mrs. MURRAY, and Mr. MERKLEY) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


Designating March 11, 2011, as `World Plumbing Day'.

Whereas the industry of plumbing plays an important role in safeguarding the public health of the people of the United States and the world;

Whereas 884,000,000 people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water;

Whereas 2,600,000,000 people around the world live without adequate sanitation facilities;

Whereas the lack of sanitation is the largest cause of infection in the world;

Whereas in the developing world, 24,000 children under the age of 5 die every day from preventable causes, such as diarrhea contracted from unclean water;

Whereas safe and efficient plumbing helps save money and reduces future water supply costs and infrastructure costs;

Whereas the installation of modern plumbing systems must be accomplished in a specific, safe manner by trained professionals in order to prevent widespread disease, which can be crippling and deadly to the community;

Whereas the people of the United States rely on plumbing professionals to maintain, repair, and rebuild the aging water infrastructure of the United States; and

Whereas Congress and plumbing professionals across the United States and the world are committed to safeguarding public health: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate designates March 11, 2011, as `World Plumbing Day'.


clare strong said...

Although the western world is so fortunate to have access to water it doesnt mean the water we drink is good for us. So many additives, contaminants, hormones etc are having a huge impact on health.

Darryl Iorio said...

The plumbing industry also helps in making our daily lives easy. Maintaining proper hygiene is easier because of the plumbing systems we have in our houses today. Can you imagine the world without it? It would be like the medieval period all over again, and you have to fetch water from the well to take a bath and wash dishes. If you do that today, you’d probably run the risk of getting something from the water.