Saturday, March 11, 2023 is World Plumbing Day!
JJ Kokesh and Son is proud to support this day dedicated to promoting the link between good plumbing with sanitation and human, environmental health.
World Plumbing Day is very important for 4 main reasons:
- To help remind ourselves to be grateful for the skills of those who work on our plumbing systems.
- To concentrate on communities that still need more and better plumbing to have improved living standards and a better life.
- To raise awareness about the health related outcomes of plumbing that often get taken for granted.
- To reflect on innovative plumbing advancements to protect public health and improve the world.
We are very grateful for all of our plumbers here at Kokesh Plumbing and the skill and wisdom that they bring to each and every job. Our plumbers work tirelessly to solve the problems facing out customer and we appreciate the work that the do every day. We salute them and all of the other plumbers in Local 562, for the great work that they do consistently.
There are many communities in this world that need help getting adequate plumbing in order to improve their living standards and create a better life for the people in that community. Over 1 billion people gained access to piped supplies between 2000 and 2015, which is an amazing start but there is still much work to be done.
263 million people spend over 30 minutes per round trip to collect safe drinking water.
2.1 billion people worldwide do not have access to safe, readily available water at home.
4.5 billion people do not have toilets in their homes.
While there is much work to do, we can celebrate that the global population who used managed sanitation services increased from 28% in 2000 to 39% in 2015, steady improvement over time is how we help these communities and help with the overall health of the world.
Plumbing is very important to the heath of the world, and making sure that everyone has access to proper plumbing is something that we care deeply about. Poor or no pluming in communities world wide can lead to many health problems – for example, 892 million people in the world still practice open defecation which leads to 361,000 children under the age of 5 dying each year due to water borne diarrhea. The water they use near rivers and toilet areas become comminated leading to a higher risk of diarrhea, typhoid, hepatitis, polio and other diseases.
Poor plumbing is not just limited to homes, schools also lack proper plumbing which poses a problem for students worldwide. 900 million school children have no handwashing facilities in their schools and 1:5 schools do not provide any toilet facilities. This leads to an up swing in deadly diseases and can particularly prevent girls from attending school when they begin menstruation. It is important that these communities get the plumbing that they need to help prevent the spread of disease and help make a more equitable world.
THE WORLD PLUMBING COUNCIL’S MISSION IS TO:
ACHIEVE THE BEST POSSIBLE PLUMBING FOR THE WORLD THROUGH GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE WORLD’S PLUMBING INDUSTRIES.
Plumbing has come a long way in the past few years especially making advancements in tech for example, up to 30 percent of all water is lost because of leaks or burst water pipes. There are water monitoring and leak detection systems that will send alerts to phone to let you know about water usage, a detected a leak, and let you remotely shut off your water in case of emergencies. The Flo by Moen, Grohe Sense and Flo- Logic are all brands that we have installed for customers and would be happy to help you decide what would be best for your home.
We are glad to have this day to celebrate plumbing and the gifts that it has brought to our world. If you need help with your plumbing, or just want to celebrate World Plumbing Day with us, please give us a call at 636-391-1233!