World Plumbing Day More Important Than Ever Given Queensland Drought Crisis


World Plumbing Day is celebrated internationally on 11 March every year and is an opportunity to recognise the important work that plumbers do to maintain and improve the health and safety of communities all over the world.

On Wednesday 11 March, over 300 people will celebrate World Plumbing Day at the Industry’s biggest breakfast hosted by the Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ) in Brisbane.

MPAQ Executive Director, Penny Cornah, said, “This is an important opportunity for the whole community to appreciate the hard work performed by members of our industry.”

“Queensland plumbers are experts in their field, who deliver the highest standards in health and safety throughout the world,” said Ms Cornah.

Given the ongoing droughts across Queensland, World Plumbing Day is a great time to remind members of the public about the importance of conserving water.

“A great deal of water can be lost to poorly maintained or faulty plumbing fixtures, leaking pipes or fittings,” said Ms Cornah.

“A licensed plumber will be able to locate and fix these issues and give home owners the confidence of knowing that their homes are not wasting water without them knowing.”  

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The event will also create a platform where MPAQ will be announcing another Ambassadorship Program for 2020, where individuals will be elected to help promote apprenticeships and the general trade to students, school-leavers and other career opportunists. There will also be ambassadors appointed who will help deliver a message to plumbing and gas businesses of the importance and advantages of training future apprentices.

“Last year our MPAQ Plumbing Ambassadors met with thousands of people to spread awareness of the trade and consider a plumbing apprenticeship. We’re excited to see what 2020 will bring,” said Ms Cornah.

The breakfast will be the first event of the year at which MPAQ will be raising money for the 2020 event charity chosen by its members, This Is A Conversation Starter (TIACS).

TIACS is a Brisbane based foundation created by Ed Ross and Daniel Allen and was founded after Dan lost a close friend to suicide in 2015.

“Suicide and mental health, particularly for young men, is such an important epidemic, so MPAQ want to help raise awareness and get the conversation started to drive a shift in the horrifying statistics,” stated Ms Cornah.

MPAQ are also excited to announce there will be a colouring in competition open until Wednesday 4 March 2020 to MPAQ members, their families, and the general public. The artwork will be available  from Wednesday 5 February 2020 and can be found at with prizes and further details to be confirmed.

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