Senate resolution designates ‘World Plumbing Day’

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“Congress and plumbing professionals across the United States and the world are committed to safeguarding public health,” the resolution states. “The people of the United States rely on plumbing professionals to maintain, repair, and rebuild the aging water infrastructure of the United States.”

The resolution also points out that more than 2.5 billion people around the world live without adequate sanitation facilities, which is the leading cause of infection.

Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sponsored the resolution, which designates March 11, 2013, “World Plumbing Day.”