Today is World Toilet Day, a perfect time to stop and remind ourselves what an important role plumbing – and the rest of the mechanical industry – plays in proper sanitation and health. So whether you’re in plumbing, hydronics, HVAC or refrigeration, take some time to pat yourself on the back today.
The World Toilet Organization (WTO) has declared Nov. 19 World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness about the necessity of toilets and sanitation in developed and developing countries. According to the WTO, lack of access to proper sanitation kills 1.8 million people, mostly children, per year. In Canada, sanitation systems protect us from such vulnerability, but as a result it becomes easier to take this luxury for granted. According to the Canadian Toilet Organization, Canadians use 65 per cent of their indoor home water in the bathroom and flush one third of it down the toilet. Visit the links above for more information.