Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers.

The aftermath of 2010’s devastating earthquake in Haiti and the 2011 tsunami in Japan reveals how easy it is to take for granted the availability of safe drinking water and sufficient sanitation systems — until those systems cease to function properly. History shows that great leaps in humankind’s advancement — both physically and socially — have been tied to advances in plumbing technology.

BC Plumbers Co offers FAST 24/7 RESPONSE for plumbing repairs throughout the St Louis MO area.  We will give you several affordable options for the repair or installation to fit any budget.  When you call us, we won't send a high pressure salesman, we will send a licensed plumber who will only recommend the repairs you need, nothing else! Call us now at 314-261-4400.


We offer the following solutions to these common plumbing problems:

  • Plumbing Leaks Located & Repaired for Bathrooms & Kitchens
  • Stopped Up / Clogged Sink, Bathtub & Shower Drains Unclogged
  • Frozen / Burst Pipe Repair & Replacement – we can also help you wrap / insulate your pipes for winter protection
  • Water Heater Repair & Replacement (Gas, Electric or Instant Hot Water Systems)
  • Toilet Repair, Rebuilding & Replacement
  • Washing Machine Drain Line Clogs
  • Sewer Drain Line Repair & Replacement
  • Yard Leaks Located & Repaired
  • Slab Leaks Fixed

We also offer:

  • Water Softener Installation
  • Reverse Osmosis System Installation
  • Garbage Disposal Repair & Replacement
  • Traditional Plumbing & Manifold Plumbing System repairs & conversions ( PEX )
  • Plumbing Add-Ons For Remodeling and Home Additions
  • Faucet Repair & Installation For Bathroom & Kitchen
  • New Shower Heads Installed

Historical Event Held at Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), May 18, 2013 - On Saturday, May 18, 2013, area residents and educators watched local history come alive as Missouri's first national Underground Railroad site, the historic Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing, was transformed into a Civil War military camp to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Anthony Clark, a plumber from BC Plumbers, learned about the Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing when installing a fountain on the Riverfront Trail. "I've lived in St. Louis all my life and never knew this site existed. He said that he knew about Mary Meachum and brought his 2-year-old daughter Akoi to the historic site to to participate in the event on Saturday.

"Many St. Louisans are unaware that Benton Barracks was located on what is now known as Fairgrounds Park," said Angela da Silva,Adjunct Professor at Lindenwood University and reenactor director responsible for creating the replica recruitment camp. "We are excited to be able to bring such an important part of our history back to life at the Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing site, and we encourage everyone to come out and get a sense of what life was like during the latter stages of the Civil War, especially for the men of color who made that transformation from slave to citizen soldier."

In 1855, nine slaves belonging to prominent St. Louisans, met at the home of Mary Meachum, who used her home as a depot of the Underground Railroad. The escape was only partially successful. This is the only nationally recognized underground railroad site in Missouri and in a former state.

In 1863, when Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation of the Proclamation, it allowed Black men to join the military.

The event Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing site featured cavalry units with horses, a cannon, period games for children, an example of a Freedman school, a 19th century medicine show, choirs, and an 1863 fashion show. The highlight event of the day honored Lincoln University, which owes its founding to contributions made by the Black 62nd and 65th regiments organized at Benton Barracks.

The Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing site, which was dedicated in 2001, is located 28 East Grand Ave, by the Riverfront Trail on the banks of the Mississippi River, just north of Merchant's Bridge in North St. Louis City.



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The average bathroom faucet flows at a rate of 2 gallons per minute.

Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth in the morning can save up to 8 gallons of water per day. That’s 240 gallons conserved every month!

You can also save water if you get a new toilet! If your toilet is from 1992 or earlier, it uses 3.5 to 7 gallons per flush. More efficient toilets use less than 1.3 gallons per flush. That's anywhere from 60 to 80 percent less water!

Also, remember that if you take a shower, you'll only use an average of 10-25 gallons over the course of 5 minutes. Compare this to the 70 gallons required to fill a bathtub.

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A proud father was showing a fellow worker a picture of his five grown sons. His friend asked what they did for a living. The father said the older two are doctors and the youngest two are lawyers. The friend asked about the middle son and the father said, "Oh, he's a plumber. Someone had to pay for all the others educations."
- from Joe Gommer, Ontario Canada

"A local doctor called us out in the middle of the night because one of his toilets was blocked.
He insisted that it was urgent and that we attend immediately. Upon arrival we lifted the toilet lid, threw in two aspirins, and said 'If it's still there in the morning, give us another ring.'"
- from Michael Baker Plumbing and Heating, Beverley, East Yorkshire, England

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Welcome to B.C. Plumbers Co. in Saint Louis, licensed and insured plumbers

Gas, water and sewer installations should always be performed by a professional plumber. Even a small mistake can cause major damage. Call us to inspect your home for early signs of damage, avoid costly repairs and enhance the safety of your home.


Our friendly and professional team can show you how to upgrade your plumbing fixtures to cut costs and protect the environment at the same time. Call on us at any time. Explore our website to learn more about our services and discover how we can help you.

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We are a fully licensed and insured plumbing company servicing all your gas, water and sewer needs. We pride ourselves on providing expert advice and high quality work. To learn more, click here.

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As installers of sewer, water and gas lines, much of our work involves bathroom plumbing. We can help you make your dream bathroom a reality, clean clogged drains, make minor and major repairs and service your plumbing fixtures and appliances. To learn more, click here.