Video: Why World Plumbing Day isn't just about en-suite sinks

Today is World Plumbing Day. It’s not that well known – but figures from the United Nations and the World Health Organisation make frightening reading.

About a third of the planet’s population don’t have access to clean water or decent sanitation. Millions of children die every year as a result.

The current Chairman of the World Plumbing Council is Robert Burgon, President of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation. He sent out this message about why this day should matter to more people: