WACO, Texas (, 2015) –March 22 marks the United Nation’s annual World Water Day, bringing attention to the global water crisis and encouraging citizens of every country to reflect on sustainability when it comes to water usage. Clean water contributes to human health, the earth’s ecosystems and environmental sustainability The generation of energy, food production, urbanization of cities, poverty reduction, economic growth and more are all tied to the availability of clean water sources.
“Clean water is essential to the sustainable health of all life on Earth,” stated Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Plumbing. “For centuries, plumbers have aided in the health of mankind through providing access to clean water and a sanitary community waste disposal infrastructure.”
Indoor plumbing revolutionized global health by providing sanitary waste disposal systems and access to clean drinking water sources. “Through plumbing, Americans can touch a button and instantly fill a cup, a pitcher or an entire bucket with cool, clean drinking water,” said Thompson. “We sometimes forget how lucky we are to have this luxury.”
World Water Day serves as a reminder to reflect on how crucial water is to sustaining life and to learn how small actions can make a difference for others around the globe who suffer from various water-related issues. “Because water is at the core of sustainable development, people must learn how to properly manage water to prepare for the future,” shared master plumber and Franchise Consultant for Mr. Rooter Plumbing, Glenn Gallas. “Below are three easy tips to help assist in the global water crisis. They are small things that can make a huge difference.”
- Invest in a low-flow toilet or an adjustable flapper to limit the amount of water wasted with each flush.
- If your toilet is running after it flushes, diagnose the issue and fix it immediately. The average leak can account for more than 10,000 gallons of wasted water a year.
- Dripping faucets and showerheads can increase water usage substantially. Replace fixtures to avoid the bulky utility bill and save water.
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