Watertown, Mass. — The Plumbing Museum in Watertown has partnered with the World Plumbing Council to bring the World Plumbing Day poster contest to local elementary schools. Elementary school students have been asked to create posters of their chosen size to celebrate World Plumbing Day. Posters will be submitted to the World Plumbing Council for consideration. Small prizes will be awarded to winning posters from each grade level. The winning posters will then be entered into an international competition where cash prizes will be awarded to both the winning school and student by the World Plumbing Council. If you would like to find out more about how to get your child involved please visit www.worldplumbingday.org.
Officially recognized by the U.S. Senate, World Plumbing Day, started by the World Plumbing Council, occurs on March 11th “every year…everywhere,” and promotes the importance of global access to proper plumbing and sanitation. Natural disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti or the subsequent tsunami in Japan were recent reminders of the importance of access to clean water and proper sanitation.
The American Sanitary Plumbing Museum has attracted plumbers, tradesmen and curious visitors since 1979. Relocated to Watertown, Mass. from Worcester in 2008, the Plumbing Museum offers a unique, trade-specific take on American history, and pays tribute to the plumbers, engineers and inventors whose hard work and creative spirit have contributed so much to the betterment of our society. The Plumbing Museum is located at 80 Rosedale Road in Watertown, Mass. For more information visit www.theplumbingmuseum.org.