This In the Pipe is a short one but close to Pete’s heart...
In a BBC’s: capital e-news issue, of May 2nd: “One Surprising idea to help solve a water crisis,” by Amanda Ruggeri, Pete the Plumber read and saw things that gave him goose bumps. Actually more. As a classroom plumbing instructor the biggest reward is seeing that ‘light bulb’ in someone’s eyes when I have managed to show them something new. If you’re a plumber and you view this article and are not deeply nudged, there’s something deficient in you.
Yours truly appreciated this story especially because he remembers the moment when his plumbing light bulb was switched on, and how the world was an altogether different experience thereafter because of it. And, equally enjoyable was witnessing this: the documenting of empowering women in a famously repressive social structure, through a shared life experience. Go Ladies Go!
Check out the article: www.bbc.com/capital/gallery/20180501-in-jordan-female-plumbers-fighting-a-water-crisis
Peter Hemp is a San Francisco East Bay residential plumber and plumbing author and former R & D steam vehicle plumber. His hobbies are ocean kayaking and touring the Left Coast by bicycle.
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