SOURCE: Roto-Rooter Denver

December 03, 2012 06:00 ET

Roto-Rooter Denver Raises Sanitation Awareness on World Toilet Day

On November 19, 2012, Citizens Across the World Attempted to Raise Awareness About the Importance of Global Sanitation on World Toilet Day; As a Leading Plumbing and Drain Service Company, Roto-Rooter Denver Encourages All Individuals to Consider the Importance of This Day

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) - Although the eleventh annual World Toilet Day was met with a lot of skepticism from the public, the event -- which took place November 19th -- was a day focused around raising awareness about the importance of increasing global sanitation standards. As a company that strives to help Colorado residents achieve optimal plumbing and drain connections, Roto-Rooter Denver urges citizens all over the world to take a moment to learn about the message behind this worldwide event.

While most Americans are fortunate to have indoor plumbing, Roto-Rooter Denver notes that this is not the case for many impoverished nations around the globe. A recent article from About.com attempts to shine light on this sensitive issue by citing the following statistics, "the World Toilet Organization says, 'Over a billion of the [six] billion people in the world are served by sewerage systems but much of this sewerage is discharged into rivers, lakes and the sea with little or no treatment.' And the World Health Organization (WHO) tells us that 1.6 million children die each year from diarrhea."

According to the World Toilet Day website, the event forces the public to consider issues that they may never think about. The website states, "Can you imagine not having a toilet? Can you imagine not having privacy when you need to relieve yourself? Although unthinkable for those living in wealthy parts of the world, this is a harsh reality for many -- in fact, one in three people on this globe do not have access to a toilet! Have you ever thought about the true meaning of dignity? World Toilet Day was created to pose exactly these kinds of questions and to raise global awareness of the daily struggle for proper sanitation that a staggering 2.5 billion people face."

Roto-Rooter Denver is proud to help raise awareness about proper sanitation and notes that these issues can still impact citizens in America. In a recent press statement, Roto-Rooter Denver comments, "Americans must realize that maintaining optimal sewage treatment practices is vital to sustaining the environment and public health. Homeowners who face septic tank issues or sewage line issues must contact a certified plumber as soon as possible to reduce the cases of poor sanitation found throughout the country."

Roto-Rooter Denver encourages all individuals interested in the cause to find out what they can do to help by referring to the official World Toilet Day website.

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