World Plumbing Day
The first ever World Plumbing Day is to be celebrated on 11 March 2010, according to World Plumbing Council (WPC) chairman Robert Burgon. Details of the inaugural event were announced at the WPC's annual meeting held in Centurion, South Africa in October 2009.
With the theme Plumbing - Vital to Global Health, plumbing organisations throughout the world will be invited to undertake a range of activities with the aim of raising awareness of the important role played by today's plumbing industry.
A logo for the Day designed by young Indian graphic designer Anuja Khokhani of Ahmedabad, India illustrates four key elements with which plumbing is associated water, health, energy and environment. It is hoped that the logo will be used widely, drawing awareness to the fact that plumbing is far more important than many people in both developed and developing countries realise.