Top 5 plumbing facts

Here are a few facts you may not know about plumbing. Did you know:

The word ‘plumbing’ originates from ‘plumbum’, which is the Latin word for lead.

Swapping a standard toilet for a low-flush option can save up to 80,000 litres of water a year.

Some of the most well-known plumbers in the world are Mario and Luigi.

In the US, the toilet is flushed more times during halftime of the Super Bowl than any other time of the year.

The Egyptians referred to the bath as the ‘house of horror’. Tudor England called it the ‘privy’ or ‘house of privacy’. The French sometimes refer to it as ‘la chamber sent’, translating to ‘the room smells’.

King George II died falling off a toilet on the 25th of October 1760.

On average, a person will spend three years of their life on the toilet.