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Ahmedabad to have plumbing lab

Posted on Nov 02, 09:02PM | UNI

Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) has decided to set up a plumbing laboratory in Ahmedabad to promote better plumbing practices to save water and energy and also for better hygienic conditions.

Speaking at the inaugural function of 17th Indian Plumbing Conference (IPC) here today, chairman of IPA's Gujarat chapter Sandeep Engineer said the plumbing lab will go a long way in improving plumbing practices in order to promote better hygienic conditions and saving of energy and water.

He said unfortunately about 85 to 90 per cent of all the plumbing work is done by untrained and unqualified workers since there is no proper system to train plumbers and plumbing is not given the due importance it deserves.

IPA president Sudhakaran Nair, who is also deputy chairman of World Plumbing Council, said, poor plumbing and sanitation systems lead to spread of epidemics because only 10 to 15 per cent of the plumbing work is done by the trained plumbers. 'This is because there is neither a system to recognise the trained people nor educational curriculum meant for the plumbing industry'.