Today is World Plumbing Day! To celebrate, scroll down and learn some fun and entertaining plumbing facts, then share them with your friends and loved ones!
The World Plumbing Council (WPC)
World Plumbing Day is March 11th and we have the World Plumbing Council (WPC) to thank for that! They spoke for the entire international plumbing community when they urged for the inception of World Plumbing Day back in 2010. They are an inspirational and hard-working organization with the motive to support and promote the relationships between quality plumbing and sanitation, health, environmental sustainability, and exponential economic success.
Since 2010, World Plumbing Day has been a highly anticipated and respected event on calendars all across the globe, among both political and social organizations! So, what does World Plumbing Day represent? Well, a lot!
Plumbing is arguably one of the most vital technological advancements in human history. After all, we would all still be living like the stone ages without our hot water on demand, clean tap water, dishwashers, washing machines, and of course, toilets!
Basically, without adequate plumbing and sewage management systems in our communities, and directly inside our homes and businesses, we would be living like our ancient cavemen and women ancestors! So, needless to say, plumbing is an integral part of human history and continues to be one of the most impactful assets to our overall quality of life.
Funny Plumbing Facts to Share With Everyone You Know
Let us commemorate and celebrate World Plumbing Day by reviewing some fun and interesting plumbing facts you have never heard before!
▶ Ancient Plumbing – Indoor plumbing dates back to 2500 B.C. (And perhaps even before!) This includes the Egyptians, Persians, Romans, Greeks, Chinese, Indiana, and more.
▶ Lead in Latin – Pipes used for water distribution were once made from lead. Accordingly, the word “plumbing” originated from the Latin word plumbum, which means lead.
▶The John – Sir John Harington invented the flushable toilet in 1596 for his godmother, Queen Elizabeth I. This is why Americans casually call it “the John.”
▶ Flush Responsibly – In the typical American household, toilet flushing constitutes up to 38% of all water-use in the home. But a low flush toilet can save you up to 18,000 gallons of water per year!
▶ Toilet Time – It is alleged that the average person will spend a total of 3 years on the toilet over the course of their lifetime. So, no more dilly-dallying in the bathroom!
▶ Running Faucets – In the typical American household, over 9,000 gallons of water is wasted each year by running the faucet while waiting for water to heat up. This can contribute to as much as 15% of your annual water heating costs.
▶ Quick Drip – It only takes 15 minutes for a drippy faucet to fill an 8 ounce glass. That means that a single dripping faucet can waste an average of 180 gallons of water each month and over 2,160 gallons a year!
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