Saluting America’s Plumbers
Without ’em, we’d be in deep you-know-what
Most people take plumbing for granted. It works so well we never think about it. But that's no accident. It's a testament to America’s hardworking, highly skilled plumbers – from the industrial hydraulic engineer to the guy who turns the wrench.
Of course, it wasn’t always thus. People hand-carried water from rivers. Did their business in the bush, or in cesspools, outhouses and chamber pots they'd toss into foul, unsanitary streets. Think about all the squalor and disease that plumbers have saved mankind from suffering. Has there ever been a more noble profession?
Plumbing takes expertise, and accreditation. It's often hard work, shimmying under foundations, dodging dirt and spiders, digging septic tank holes, lugging 200 pound showers up stairs. Not to mention a certain unmentionable, what plumbers call “solids.” Truly, these guys do our dirty work.
So when we heard there was a holiday dedicated to Plumbers – declared by congress no less – we thought it high time it was paid some attention! We’re talking about Plumber’s Day, April 25th, celebrated as part of National Plumbing Industry Week, which was declared by resolution in the U.S. House and most state legislatures for the last week of April.
Say it with us:
Hooray for Plumbers!
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