A plumber is a tradesperson who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage and drainage in plumbing systems. The term dates from ancient times and is related to the Latin word for lead, "plumbum".Whitney, William D., ed.. "Trade." Def, 7. ''The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language'' vol. 8. New York. The Century Co. 1895. 6,415. Print.[http://milmi.org/Portals/137/publications/Employment_Occupations_Skilled_Trades_Michigan.pdf Employment and Occupations in the Skilled Trades in Michigan], Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives (June 2013).
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Protecting health and welfare of the nation is the top priority of a plumber along with,
National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) remained the main form of plumbing qualification until they were superseded in 2008 by the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) and then again into the National qualifications frameworks in the United Kingdom in 2015. The terms NVQ and SVQ (Scottish Vocational Qualification) are still widely used.
Plumbers in Australia have licensing requirements that differ from state to state but it is generally accepted a 4-year apprenticeship with a further minimum experience of 2 years (6 years total) and a further curricular requirement as a benchmark for licensing. Licensed plumbers are also expected to maintain minimum relevant training requirements to maintain their plumbing license
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Don Cameron (Victorian politician)
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Albert Einstein was made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union
Philip Haas (Inventor)
Mike O'Mara (politician)
Shawn Nelson (plumber)
Joe the Plumber – During the 2008 US presidential election campaign, Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher questioned Barack Obama's proposed tax plan. The Republican Party (United States) John McCain presidential campaign, 2008 later applied "Joe the Plumber" as a metaphor for American middle class.