The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is rising awareness for World Toilet Day, taking place on November 19th.


This may sound like a joke, but it turns out World Toilet Day is anything but.

World Toilet Day is in fact an annual event that’s been put together by UN-Water, along with numerous governments and other partners. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the terrible sanitation conditions that some people have to live with across the world.

It’s not the most obvious crisis these days, but it’s one that definitely needs recognition. Especially since improving sanitation conditions is a surefire way to ending poverty. And that’s what World Toilet Day is all about.

Celebrate World Toilet Day 2017If you want to help promote World Toilet Day personally or through your business, you can.

The organisers are encouraging those in the plumbing industry ad other trades to get involved by downloading memes, posters and other great resources from

Visit the page and get involved!

CEO of CIPHE Kevin Wellman had this to say.

“With 2.4 billion people worldwide struggling to live, work and stay well – all because they don’t have a toilet – World Toilet Day is an increasingly important event in highlighting the impact plumbing has to play on a global level.

“While we often take access to safe, clean toilets for granted here in the UK, across the world, the humble toilet is a vital component of life, for work and for dignity. This is especially true for women and children living in more dangerous parts of the globe, who may fear that long walk in the dark at night to find a place to relieve themselves. Having access to a toilet at home and work can lift people out of extreme poverty, increase personal safety and improve quality of life significantly.”

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