As spring approaches and the weather gets warmer, we’re more likely to reach for a nice cold glass of water. Next time you take a drink, think about how lucky you are to have clean drinking water and safe, working plumbing in our homes.
This Saturday, March 11th is World Plumbing Day, a day established to shine light on the importance of plumbing throughout the world. In the United States, there are more than 18,000 municipal wastewater treatment facilities serving 75% of our population. We have a public drinking water system which supplies clean, treated drinking water to 90% of U.S residents. In many third-world countries, they aren’t so lucky.
This weekend, try to think of ways that you can spread the word about the importance of water conservation. While it’s true that one person can’t change the world, every little bit of awareness helps.
Thank a Plumber
The World Plumbing Council’s mission is “To promote the role of plumbing in improving public health and safeguarding the environment by uniting the World Plumbing Industry for the benefit of all.” There are plumbers throughout the world who have chosen a career that provides sanitary plumbing and clean water in their communities. So next time you see a plumber, thank them for making your comfort their priority.
Have a Conversation About Water Conservation
Talk to the kids in your life about how lucky they are to have a working toilet and clean drinking water, and teach them not to waste water. They can learn the importance of taking shorter showers, and that they shouldn’t leave the water running while brushing their teeth. Kids should be taught that the hose can’t be left on all day while playing in the yard because that water has other important purposes. And when your kids are doing chores, tell them not to run the dishwasher until it’s full of dishes and and to use the correct washing machine setting when doing laundry. When they learn at a young age about the importance of water conservation, it will stick with them for life.
Buy Energy Efficient Appliances
When you’re shopping for appliances, consider high efficiency water heaters, dishwashers and washing machines that use less water. Not only is this better for our Earth, but you’ll enjoy lower water bills!
We at Putman Plumbing in Middletown are so happy to help homes, schools, and businesses have clean water and working restrooms. We enjoy doing our jobs, and we hope you’ll help us to spread the word about the importance of plumbing and clean water in our world.