What exactly is World Water Day?

March 22 is World Water Day, an international day dedicated to learning more about the world’s water-related issues to inspire people to take action and make a difference. Nearly two million people around the globe only have access to contaminated drinking water, putting them at risk for contracting devastating diseases. The United Nations’ goal is to ensure everyone has access to safe drinking water by 2030.

Every year, World Water Day has a focused theme. Last year, the theme was water-related jobs. This year, the theme is wastewater. 

Here’s how Uponor PEX can help reduce wastewater.

How does a reclaimed water system work? In a reclaimed water system, graywater is captured from sinks and showers into a holding tank where it goes through a filtering process. Then the reclaimed water tubing distributes the filtered water from the holding tank out to laundry, toilets and irrigation systems. Uponor manufactures a product called Uponor AquaPEX® Reclaimed Water tubing that is available in PEX pipe sizes up to 2" for both residential and commercial applications. In fact, in 2016, the offering was named a Green Builder Top 50 Eco-friendly Product

Why does reusing water matter? The average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water per day, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. But with an AquaPEX Reclaimed Water system, water can be repurposed instead of wasted. By reusing water, we are taking action against the world water crisis.


At Uponor, we work so water can work.