Giving a Crap on World Toilet Day 2017

The Lone Drainer and Pronto in Sydney will pay tribute to a unique and special observance whose goal is to install a working toilet in emergent nations.

On November 19, The Lone Drainer and Pronto (TLDP), will participate in the World Toilet Day 2017 (WTD2017). This is a United Nations’ (UN) worldwide event that will highlight the lack of proper sanitation and safely-managed toilets; a problem affecting over 4.5 billion people in economically developing nations.

As part of their Sustainable Development Goals initiative, the UN officially designated November 19 as World Toilet Day to give every person on earth, including those living in low-income countries, access to a proper toilet and sanitation by 2030.

To inspire action, TLDP raises awareness of this serious sanitation crisis by becoming an active supporter and promoter of the event in Australia, by getting the message out through their plumbing website and The Lone Drainer and Pronto Blog, that every person whether they’re male, female or a child has the right to a working toilet.

TLDP takes proactive steps to make a difference to those in need by becoming a distributor for the Who Gives a Crap toilet paper where 50% of the proceeds go to emerging nations where proper sanitation and toilets are unavailable.

“As some of Sydney’s longest serving plumbers we know that toilets and proper sanitation facilities can make a huge difference to a person’s life and dignity, but sadly, it’s a luxury that some folk simply do not have,” said TLDP owner, David Conroy.

“Delivering on this basic human right – the right to water and sanitation — is good for people, business and the economy,” said UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.

“Ineffective toilets can spread killer bugs and diseases, and embarrass those who must defecate in public, but most importantly sanitation is a human right,” Mr Conroy said.

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• 2.4 billion people live without appropriate sanitation (World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF 2015).
• One in ten people must defecate in public due to having no access to a proper toilet (WHO/UNICEF 2015).
• Diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water kills 315,000 children every year (WAS-Hwatch 2016).

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