April 25 — [same date every year]

April. Hug a plumber day

Most of us take plumbing for granted. It works so well we never think about it. That’s no accident. It’s a testament to America’s hardworking, highly-skilled plumbers.

Plumbing takes expertise and accreditation. It’s hard work: shimmying under foundations, dodging dirt and spiders, digging septic tank holes, lugging 200 pound showers up stairs.

And confronting those unmentionables, the things plumbers euphemistically call “solids.”

History of Plumbing

Plumbing as we know it today is a relatively new phenomenon.

People used to carry water by hand from rivers. They relieved themselves in bushes — or outhouses — or chamber pots they’d toss into foul, unsanitary streets.

Think about all the squalor and disease that plumbers have saved mankind from suffering.

Click on this to get to a timeline of plumbing prepared by the Duluth Trading Company

April plumbing timeline


There’s a Hug a Plumber Day page on Facebook by a septic tank service in Las Vegas: facebook.com/events/199333220184932/

One of the comments is “would it be OK if I hugged the plumbed wife instead?” Another comment asks the question “Can you just imagine what the world would be like if there were no plumbers?”

April. Plumber say no to crack

Duluth Trading Company remedies the problem:

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