If you didn’t already know, today (March 11th) is World Plumbing Day.
What is World Plumbing Day?
This now yearly event was established by the World Plumbing Council in 2010 and was created to celebrate and recognise the millions of plumbing professionals who help to keep our water systems functional, our toilets flushing, and provide clean water to all.
We still have a long way to go before the entire world has access to clean drinking water, with the CIPH and World Health Organisation stating that there are still 785 million people around the world without access to this luxury. But thanks to more and more people taking part in plumbing courses to become fully qualified plumbers, like the ones at our college, that number is shrinking each day!
History of Plumbing
Plumbing dates back as far as The Roman Empire, with the Romans introducing aqueduct systems for carrying water to towns and cities. While lacking the modern plumbing benefits of pressurised water systems, heaters and coolers, it was still a revolutionary feat for the time. The Romans solution for this was to rely on gravity and descending concrete pipes.
Centuries later and we now enter the Victorian Era, and see the true origins of plumbing as we know it today. The Industrial Revolution is in full swing, and more and more workers are brought in, resulting in a rise in waste with nowhere to put it. This outbreak of various waste-related diseases resulted in the development of sewer systems to allow for proper waste disposal.
You can read more about the history of plumbing by clicking here.
How can I celebrate World Plumbing Day?
Anyone can take part in World Plumbing Day. You can learn more about the important work plumbers do for our planet and more by visiting their website here. They even have a selection of social media assets, allowing you to create your own personal tributes to these plumbing professionals.
You can also follow them on Twitter @WPlumbingDay and send out your own Tweets including #worldplumbingday.
Our plumbing course
Do you want to be one of the next great plumbers? Helping to provide households with clean, drinkable water, and more? By signing up for our plumbing course you will receive all of the plumbing qualifications necessary to become a fully qualified plumber. You will also benefit from a greater salary, the ability to work for a plumbing company or even start your own plumbing business.
Our courses have a structure of working from home via our bespoke manuals and online training software, then visiting one of our nationwide training centres to put your skills to the test, and finally experience some on-site learning. All of your training will be assessed by a personal tutor, handpicked for their experience in the plumbing industry.
Once all of the tasks have been completed and approved, you will now be classed as a fully qualified plumber! Start your journey to becoming a fully qualified plumber through our tried and tested plumbing course today.