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S.Res. 73 (113th): A resolution designating March 11, 2013, as “World Plumbing Day”.

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 7, 2013 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).



1st Session

S. RES. 73


March 7, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Boozman, and Mrs. Murray) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Designating March 11, 2013, as World Plumbing Day.

Whereas the plumbing industry plays an important role in safeguarding the public health of the people of the United States and the world;

Whereas 884,000,000 people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water;

Whereas 2,600,000,000 people around the world live without adequate sanitation facilities;

Whereas lack of sanitation is the leading cause of infection in the world;

Whereas, in the developing world, 24,000 children under the age of 5 die every day from preventable causes, such as diarrhea contracted from unclean water;

Whereas safe and efficient plumbing saves money and reduces future water supply costs and infrastructure costs;

Whereas the installation of modern plumbing systems must be accomplished in a specific and safe manner by trained professionals to prevent widespread disease, which can be crippling and deadly to a community;

Whereas the people of the United States rely on plumbing professionals to maintain, repair, and rebuild the aging water infrastructure of the United States;

Whereas Congress and plumbing professionals across the United States and the world are committed to safeguarding public health; and

Whereas the founding organization of World Plumbing Day, the World Plumbing Council, is currently chaired by GP Russ Chaney, a United States citizen: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate designates March 11, 2013, as World Plumbing Day.