The IAPMO Group Again to Highlight Vital Role Plumbing Plays in Building Community Resilience, Protecting Public Health with March4Water Month

ONTARIO, CA — Building on the momentum begun last year, IAPMO Group, the world’s leading technical expert in safe and effective sanitation systems, is once again celebrating the March4Water Action Plan, a month dedicated to the countless ways communities can improve their health and resilience through sanitation systems.

March4Water focuses on two global observances – World Sanitation Day (March 11) and World Water Day (March 22). The campaign aims to raise awareness of the challenges and inequities in access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation, and the solutions the sanitation industry is developing to address them.

“Droughts, floods, climate change, waterborne diseases and healthcare-acquired infections are just some of the water threats facing communities around the world, from developing countries to the 2.2 million Americans who live without running water or basic sanitation in their homes,” said Dave ViolaCEO of IAPMO Group and Chair of the World Plumbing Council. “Communities need to be resilient when it comes to their sanitation systems. We encourage the public to educate themselves on how their local water supply works. It's easy to take it for granted, but sanitation systems are sophisticated and require an expertly trained plumbing professional to keep up with a water-stressed world.”

Every week in March we focus on the four pillars of sanitation resilience:

  • Public Health + Safety
  • Disaster prevention and management
  • Sustainability + Efficiency
  • Affordability + Equity

March4Water will accomplish this through a comprehensive collection of activities and resources designed to educate and engage on:

  • “Water: from point A to YOU” – where does the water come from and where does it go?
  • Water filtration that removes lead and PFAS from drinking water.
  • A global perspective on water scarcity and workforce development from the World Plumbing Council.
  • WaterSense and Fix-a-Leak Week, two extremely effective EPA programs.
  • Best practices for plumbing regulations based on local water needs in a Plumbing Resiliency Toolkit for Communities. IAPMO Group supports easy implementation of advanced water technologies by geographic region with detailed customization options.

IAPMO is also meeting with elected officials in Washington, DC and across the country and invites anyone with an interest in water to share our educational information in social media posts available at www.uniformcodes.org/march4water/.

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