Importance of Plumbing
In most parts of Australia, we are fortunate to enjoy ready access to clean water and functioning sewerage systems as a basic part of our day to day lives. At Peake Plumbing, we are proud of the contribution we provide to maintaining this vital and fundamental necessity within the community.
The reality however is that a large number of people around the world, do not have access to safe and affordable water supply and sanitation. These communities suffer from an increasing number of water borne diseases and viruses. In fact, according to the World Health Organisation, 1.4 million children die from diseases caused by contact with untreated faecal matter each year and untreated human waste is responsible for what could be considered one of the world’s greatest health risks.
Some alarming facts are listed below:
- 2.5 billion people do not have a clean toilet
- 40% of the world don’t have access to sanitation services
- 1.1 billion people practice open defecation
- 11% use public/shared facilities
Thankfully, there are various organisations and initiatives dedicated to raising awareness about these issues and the importance of the plumbing industry at an international level.
Peake Plumbing supports World Vision
World Plumbing Day 11 March
World Plumbing Day is an international event on March celebrating the important role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society.
More information can be found at www.worldplumbingday.org.