Plumbers Without Borders' mission is to connect and mobilize volunteer plumbers and industry resources with the organizations and projects dedicated to increasing access to safe water and sanitation around the world. We're building a global database of volunteer plumbers, industry partners and organizations working to eradicate water and sanitation poverty. Together, we can collectively improve lives and global health.
Plumbers Without Borders is a grass roots effort started in Seattle in 2010 by 2 plumbers and their wives, on a quest to improve lives and global health. We believe "Safe water and sanitation are basic human rights." We advocate, educate, mobilize, facilitate, network, partner, implement, and problem-solve. Some of our core causes/topics include: water safety/purity/quality ; water conservation ; water scarcity ; water pollution or contamination ; water-borne diseases ; sanitation systems ; poverty ; open-defecation ; toilet systems ; pit latrines ; waste related diseases ; closing the skills gap ; closing the gender gap in the trades ; trades as a career path ; building infrastructure and economic opportunities, and more.
PWB has partnered with numerous ngo's with a shared vision of increasing access to safe water and sanitation, such as: Engineers Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, Architects Without Borders, Construction For Change, Build Health International, International Rescue Committee, and others.