It shows that across the globe, preventable diseases related to water and sanitation are the root cause for 3.1 deaths per year
(PRWEB UK) 15 March 2013
World Plumbing Day is an international event occurring on March 13th to celebrate the integral role of plumbing in the health and safety of modern society. The infographic, published in eisenmanagementgroup.wordpress.com, takes the opportunity to present some statistics relating to water and sanitation around the world.
It shows that across the globe, preventable diseases related to water and sanitation are the root cause for 3.1 deaths per year. This is the equivalent to 8,493 lives per day, or a staggering 354 per hour. The image also reveals that diarrheal disease such as Cholera, Hepatitis and other waterborne diseases are responsible for 15% of child deaths each year.
The team at Emergency Plumber is more than aware of the advancements within the plumbing industry in recent years and believe that this could be the key to improving water access and sanitation worldwide. A representative from the firm shares their thoughts on the matter.
“The infographic really serves to grab peoples’ attentions with facts and figures that can make for quite uncomfortable reading. World Plumbing Day has definitely worked to promote awareness over the importance of adequate plumbing and sanitation systems. In the UK we often take for granted clean water and sufficient sanitation however this simply isn’t the case for a number of other countries. In fact, in some developing nations, plumbers can save more lives than doctors.”
Further work to achieve this change will be continuing as part of International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, from 2005- 2015 a world agenda set in place by the World Health Organisation and the World Plumbing Council. Their aim is to supply 97 million people each year with access to clean drinking water as well as 138 million people with sanitation services.
Emergency Plumbers is an agency run by Martin Smith. With 18 years’ experience in the industry, his aim to provide fast and efficient emergency plumbing engineers 24/7. The company operates within a wide range of areas in the UK including London, Plymouth, Reading, Coventry, Bolton and Newcastle. With a database of over 300 emergency plumbers, the firm is currently the fastest growing plumbing company in the UK. Customers can also contact the team for information and advice on gas related problems.