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Advancing the role that plumbing plays

March 1, 2016 | By Doug Picklyk

World Plumbing Day marks six years.

March 11, 2016 is World Plumbing Day – a day for the global plumbing industry to celebrate the advancements and the critical role that plumbing plays in our society.

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) are encouraging Canadian trade associations, plumbing organizations, wholesaler distributors, manufacturers, plumbing engineering firms, schools and individuals alike to take the day to celebrate Canada’s plumbing industry.

“Plumbing is critical to maintaining our healthy environment and lifestyle, which is why this is a significant annual occasion when our industry celebrates its contributions to society,” said Ralph Suppa, president and general manager at CIPH.

The CIPH and MCAC have provided some celebratory ideas that members across every sector can implement to increase awareness of this year’s World Plumbing Day. They include: E-contest opportunities through a range of social media channels; providing World Plumbing Day online image collateral; sharing WaterAid Canada educational material; encouraging local media outreach via editorials; and appointing a World Plumbing Day staff ambassador to promote individual company events.

“Sharing ideas and initiatives not only strengthens the industry, but it also inspires and generates ideas for the future,” said Richard McKeagan, chief executive officer at MCAC. “These could be about innovative products, life cycling programs, corporate practices and more.”

World plumbing day was established in 2010 by the World Plumbing Council and has been celebrated each year since.



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