Recently, a discussion began with wondering who can help us with our water issues. There are lots of different water issues happening throughout the world. It was a very revealing question to ask, who are the ones that are most connected to water? We came up with several individuals. People who work at dams like the Core of Engineers in the United States. People who watch over national parks and rivers. The other individuals who help most with water are local plumbers. They seem to be connected more than anyone to the water issues that most people face.
Plumbers help with broken or leaky pipes. They help with cracked septic systems. They help with the flooding of people’s homes with water. We have found that they are central to helping with the needs of water issues throughout the world.
How are plumbers helping? We have found certain plumbers who have wanted to find a way to make their job a more sustainable way of helping the earth with all of the prevalent water issues.
We have found a plumber in Peoria IL who is working with the city and local residents to find ways to better use the local river to help with water irrigation and plumbing issues. The city has responded well to the solutions provided by this company and they are starting to see the results helpfully effecting the community.
There have also been strides by some plumbing companies to be more eco-friendly with the supplies and the process by which they better help the earth. Some of the products used have been focused on helping homes be safer and to keep leaks from septic systems from going into the earth. One such plumber is going as far as to use only green eco friendly environmental supplies. The owner has stated, ‘we feel that even doing the small things right will help the environment and our clients.’
The 42nd Congress for hydrogeologists and plumbers is beginning to think through how to better train plumbers in the coming years to be better prepared to be more eco friendly. Our upcoming conference will be discussing some of these issues. We will have some of these plumbers mentioned above sharing on how they have been involved in making positive changes in their community. We feel that if we continue to make these strides then over time we will make a maximum impact on mother earth.