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GOLD STRIKE: PLUMBERS UNCOVER $50,000 METAL BAR DURING BATHROOM RENOVATION

A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE: LOW-WATER TOILET CHANGES QUALITY OF LIFE FOR FAMILIES IN HAITI

Through his association with Plumbers Without Borders, Fred Schilling has made five trips to Haiti, providing residents with clean water and sanitation. Schilling says the greatest challenge is determining what type of toilet to install. Lack of water makes typical installations impractical and one reason why the SaTo toilet pan has made an instant impact. Developed by American Standard, the low-water toilet closes off gas and odors from pit latrines – a huge problem in a country where 80-90 percent of the population practices open defecation. >> plumbermag.com/featured


OVERHEARD ONLINE

“Many times, the cost of equipment lies more in ownership than in the initial purchase price. Employee training, storage, insurance, maintenance and repair are ongoing expenditures. If the monthly ownership cost is higher than the profit, then the initial purchase price doesn’t matter – it’s a bad decision.”

IS NEW PLUMBING EQUIPMENT WORTH THE INVESTMENT? >> plumbermag.com/featured


10 WAYS PLUMBING MATTERS: SANITATION PLAYS VITAL ROLE IN GLOBAL HEALTH

World Plumbing Day is an international event initiated by the World Plumbing Council in 2010 to recognize the important role plumbing plays in the health, safety and sustainability of our society. While celebrated on March 11, in many ways, every day is World Plumbing Day. >> plumbermag.com/featured


GOLD STRIKE: PLUMBERS UNCOVER $50,000 METAL BAR DURING BATHROOM RENOVATION

Who has $50,000 worth of gold in their bathroom? Better yet, who stashes a cellphone-sized bar of precious metal under their Jacuzzi tub? That’s what two plumbers in Canada were wondering after striking gold during a bathroom renovation in Calgary. >> plumbermag.com/featured



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