Dalla Costa Impianti
Passion helps you see
what you have always loved with fresh eyes.
Why did I decide to become a plumber? Actually, it was the profession that chose me.
My father was a plumber. So is my brother. So are my friends. And there was a small family business to run: I ended up doing this job nearly without realising. You know when you pull on comfortable cosy clothes which are just laying out there waiting for you? It was the same thing. That doesn’t mean that I wasn’t keen. Quite the opposite: plumbing was the keystone of our lives, and always had been, for all of us. It featured in every conversation. We looked for solutions, we considered alternatives, and would discuss it at home, during meals, at the bar, during parties. Everywhere. Debating, passionately. Everybody wanted to say their bit – at times we even quarrelled. Everybody had their personal experience, their answers, their tricks of the trade. But we all agreed on one issue: the shortcomings of regulation. A jungle of absurd laws that sometimes become obstacles to those who want to produce the best possible work. Rules written by people who had never properly done the job. I could have gone on, criticising without actually doing anything. But I’m not used to giving up in front of hurdles. So I tried to overcome them, and ended up further than I had intended. In Rome, as National President for Civil and Industrial Technicians.