8 Fun Facts About Plumbing

  1. When first invented, water pipes were made from lead. The word “plumbing” derived from the Latin word for lead: plumbum
  2. Manhole covers are always circular because if they’re turned sideways, they will not fall through the opening.
  3.  A leaky faucet that drips every 30 seconds will waste over one gallon of water per week.
  4.  The average person will use the restroom six to eight times per day. All that time adds up to about 3 years of your life in the bathroom.
  5.  Toilet flushing accounts for 38% of total water use in a typical home.
  6.  One of the best-selling video games of all time, Super Mario Bros, features two brothers Mario and Luigi who are both plumbers.
  7.  The toilet is flushed during the Super Bowl halftime show more than any other time during the year.
  8.  Toilets carry eighteen times less bacteria than a mobile phone.Toilet Humor
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