Plumbers install, repair and maintain drinking water, waste and ventilating systems in a variety of buildings such as homes, offices, schools, hospitals and manufacturing facilities. These essential services not only bring in clean drinking water in a structure, but it removes sanitary waste.
Besides potable water systems, plumbers can also install, repair or maintain non-potable water systems. As noted by the Environmental Protection Agency, increasing pressures on water resources have led to greater water scarcity and a growing demand for alternative water sources. Onsite non-potable water reuse is one solution to help communities reclaim, recycle and reuse water for non-drinking water purposes. Onsite non-potable water reuse systems capture and treat water sources generated from within or surrounding a building, such as wastewater, greywater, stormwater or roof collected rainwater, which is then treated and reused onsite or locally.
With a growing focus on green technologies, water conservation and energy efficiency, the demand for plumbers will increase significantly in the years ahead.