World Plumbing Day

Every Day is World Plumbing Day

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WPC Poster Contest

Your child is invited to participate in an international poster contest that could win him or her money for the school and the student. World Plumbing Day is an international event on March 11th initiated by the World Plumbing Council (WPC) celebrating the important role plumbing plays in protecting the health and safety of society.

Poster Criteria:

  • Poster entries should be from students in grades 1 through 5. (generally ages 5-10)

  • Must have the words “World Plumbing Day” and the date “March 11, 2014.”

  • The poster must be on a standard-sized sheet of paper. For example, A4 sized paper or US letterhead sized paper.

  • Poster entries will be judged on how well they relate to the presentation rather than on artistic merit alone


  • Small prizes will be provided for the best poster in each class (to be determined by the presenter).

  • The winning posters will be submitted in an international competition where prizes will be awarded by the World

Plumbing Council:

  • 1st Prize: US$1,000 to the school and US$100 to the student

  • 2nd Prize: US$500 to the school and US$50 to the student

  • 3rd prize: US$250 to the school and US$25 to the student

Many schools would welcome the opportunity to have a visit from a representative of the plumbing industry to talk about the health (and/or environmental aspects of plumbing). WPC members have given talks about “Water and Health” in their local primary school and this is an excellent opportunity to promote World Plumbing Day and inform them about the poster contest. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded here. A copy of the contest rules can also be downloaded here and printed for distribution at the school or in a poster format.

Official Contest Rules


Hard copies send to

ASPE c/o WPD Poster Contest
6400 Shafer Ct., Suite 350
Rosemont IL 60018 USA

Scanned posters can be emailed to

Download the World Plumbing Day Poster (A3 Size)

Download the World Plumbing Day Poster (A4 Size)

Download the World Plumbing Day Car Sticker


You are invited to the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 with key note speaker the Hon. Peter Hall, Minister for Higher Education and Skills.

Special guest speakers include:

Peter Tighe, Asbestos Safety Eradication Agency

Rodney Dedman, Department of Health and Paul Bonsak, Energy Safe Victoria who will focus on ‘emerging health risks affecting the plumbing industry’

A luncheon will be held following official proceedings, providing an opportunity for guests to network with Victorian plumbing

industry stakeholders.

Other activities at PICAC include:
Plumbing Apprentice Skills Competition
Sprinkler Fitting Apprentice Skills Competition
Plumbing Careers and Trades Exhibition

For further information please visit Download the invitation Download the flyer

Please see below a summary of media coverage to date for World Plumbing Day in Western Australia.

Hug A Plumber Press Release

The West Australian – Dedicated Inside Cover Page all about WPD. (PDF)

Nova 93.7FM Nathan, Nat and Shaun Breakfast. Mention and chatted about WPD about 6.10am.

6PR Millsy and Baz Breakfast. Interview with Murray at 6.35am

96FM Blackers, Carmen and Fitzi Breakfast. Interview with Murray at 7.10am.

92.9FM Heidi, Will and Woody Breakfast. Mention and chatted about WPD about 7.25am

98.5FM Sonshine FM Polly Breafkast. Interview with Murray at 7.35am

Hug a plumber day on Page 12 of March 11, 2014 issue of Guardian Express

Hug a plumber on their big day on Page 5 of March 11, 2014 issue of Joondalup Times – Central

Hug a plumber on their big day on Page 5 of March 11, 2014 issue of Wanneroo Times – Central

Plumbers push for a bit of love - In My Community

Plumbers will be awash with hugs on Page 4 of March 11, 2014 issue of Western Suburbs Weekly

Plumbers celebrated with own special day on Page 18 of March 11, 2014 issue of Cockburn Gazette

Plumb the depths of gratitude on Page 5 of March 11, 2014 issue of Melville Times

HUGS SHOW OUR APPRECIATION FOR PLUMBERS’ WORK on Page 8 of March 08, 2014 issue of Hill Gazette – Kalamunda

HUGS SHOW OUR APPRECIATION FOR PLUMBERS’ WORK on Page 8 of March 08, 2014 issue of Hills Gazette – East

HUGS SHOW OUR APPRECIATION FOR PLUMBERS’ WORK on Page 8 of March 08, 2014 issue of Avon Valley Gazette


Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC)

To promote World Plumbing Day in Canada CIPH and MCAC are engaging in promotional efforts on a national, provincial and regional level, providing powerpoint presentations for school discussions, and approaching the federal, provincial and municipal governments for their support and assistance in promoting and officially proclaiming March 11 as World Plumbing Day. CIPH is also sponsoring a national case study competition: Canada’s Most Water Wise School.

For more information , visit:
MCAC Website
CIPH Website

Download the PDF

Water Wise Winner Announced


Water for Indonesia Now World plumbing Day event March 11, 2014 • Jakarta, Indonesia

A public outreach event to create awareness for citizens of Indonesia on the importance of plumbing standardization to improve sanitation and water within Indonesia.

Join us to celebrate the work being accomplished on the development of the Indonesian National Standard for plumbing, highlighting the need for standardization across the plumbing industry from standards to certification and how this project will have an immediate impact on each and every citizen within Indonesia.

Download the PDF for full details.

IAPMO Hosts World Plumbing Day Events in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia (March 17, 2014) — CEO GP Russ Chaney headlined a contingent of IAPMO senior executives who traveled to Indonesia to celebrate World Plumbing Day at events March 10 and 11.

Chaney was accompanied by Ken Wijaya, senior director of IAPMO R&T Lab; Shirley Dewi, director of Quality Assurance and Management Systems Registration Services for IAPMO R&T; Megan Lehtonen, vice president of International Business Development for IAPMO; and staff members from IAPMO’s Jakarta office. The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta was also well represented, as Acting Ambassador Kristen Bauer attended the March 10 event; Commercial Officer Margaret Shu Teasdale was on hand for both days’ events; and David Gossack, senior commercial officer and commercial counselor, attended the March 11 festivities.

On March 10, IAPMO hosted an educational presentation for more than 80 children at Yayasan Rahmatan Lil-Amin Jakarta Timur, an orphanage in Jakarta, to teach them about how proper plumbing ensures people have access to clean and safe water and sanitation. A PowerPoint presentation taught the children about the importance of water and how more than 1 billion people around the world do not have access to drinkable water, 2.6 billion do not have proper toilets, and how dirty water is blamed for more than 3 million children’s deaths each year. Dewi said the children were very responsive to the presentation, and the children even surprised them by writing and performing a song about how important it is not to waste water.

“The song they wrote and performed defining the importance of water was something we didn’t expect coming into the event,” she said. “They greeted us warmly and we were very touched by it.”

On March 11 – World Plumbing Day – IAPMO and Badan Standardisasi Nasional (BSN), Indonesia’s national standardization agency, co-hosted an industry and media event to bring awareness about World Plumbing Day and their joint efforts to develop, implement and enforce an Indonesian National Standard (SNI) for plumbing systems through the adoption of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC® ).

“For well over a decade, IAPMO has had the benefit of working with BSN to develop a national standard based on IAPMO’s flagship, the UPC,” Chaney said. “We were thrilled to have the acting ambassador, as well as David Gossack, on hand to support IAPMO’s effort.”

More than 150 people came out for the event, which was covered by Indonesian television and other media, and industry professionals and representatives from various Indonesian ministries participated in a question-and-answer session at the end.

Wijaya said he has been very appreciative of the support and cooperation IAPMO has received from BSN during the development process, and the event drove home how important having mandatory standards is for those involved in plumbing and sanitation in Indonesia.

“This event gave me a firsthand look at how much industry and manufacturers want the standards outlined in the SNI to be mandatory,” he said. “I hope the ministries take that step to make it part of the system.


ASPE-Eastern Michigan Chapter

In celebration of World Plumbing Day the EMC-ASPE will be hosting the following event at the March 11th, 2014 meeting:

NASPE racing is a timed race similar to a Pinewood Derby Race utilized in the Cub Scouting Program around the world.

The NASPE Race is themed to celebrate World Plumbing Day. World Plumbing Day is an international event held every year on March 11 and was initiated by the World Plumbing Council to celebrate the important role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society.

EMC-ASPE is encouraging chapter members to design, build and race cars in celebration of World Plumbing Day. A raffle along with trophies, awards and prizes will be provided at the event. Based on the number of entries first, second and third place will be awarded for:

  • Fastest race time.

  • Best representation for World Plumbing Day

  • Best representation of a plumbing product.

  • Best representation of a plumbing tool.

  • Best green design

EMC-ASPE Board members will serve as Official Judges for the event and William Grayzar V.P. Legislative will serve as the race moderator and official.


WHEN: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014.

WHERE: Plumbing Industry Training Center located at 1911 Ring Drive in Troy, Michigan


  • Race Registration & Weigh-In: 4:00 P.M. till 5:30 P.M.

  • Dinner 5:00 P.M. till 5:30 P.M.

  • Technical Meeting 5:30 P.M. till 6:30 P.M.

  • NASPE Race 6:30 PM till completion (approx. 7:30 P.M.)

Download the Flyer

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) activities:

    Encouraging artists to share their concept of how plumbing has you covered:

    Encouraging all members via the various IAPMO Group media channels to celebrate and promote World Plumbing Day in their local communities and/or chapters;

    Staff and Board members serving as World Plumbing Day ambassadors at local elementary schools, presenting the WPC's elementary school presentation;

    Reaching out to local media to discuss the importance of World Plumbing Day