Along the way, plumbing systems and materials codes were created and evolved as we learned more and found what worked best with what we learned. Through modern plumbing we have discovered what causes contaminated water, virtually eliminated waterborne diseases, created a better standard of living, and saved thousands of lives.
Today, licensed plumbers are specifically trained in theory and application of water principles, materials composition, and certain construction practices. All this so you can enjoy a flushing toilet, running shower, dishwashers, clothes washers, and a simple faucet. No longer slaves to the bucket, latrine hole, and waterborne illnesses, and we have plumbing and plumbers to thank for it.
So, if you haven’t already find plumbing and plumbers absolutely amazing, take a look around, see what you would be missing without clean running water in your home, irrigation in the fields, and a nice storm drain system.
Then find a plumber and say thank you!
Your turn: what would you miss most if modern plumbing suddenly disappeared?