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Navajo Water Project

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About

 

When we began the Navajo Water Project in New Mexico, we never imagined we would serve hundreds of families across 9 towns. 

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But there’s more to do – 40% of Navajo still don’t have a sink or a toilet. So now we’re moving into Utah and Arizona, too. 

 
 
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Our office in Thoreau, NM will stay open as we expand West. Our new project HQ is in Navajo Mountain, a chapter that straddles the UT and AZ border – one of the most beautiful, remote corners of the reservation, nestled right under Monument Valley.

Most people in Navajo Mountain thought they would never get running water. But when they heard about DigDeep, they knew there was hope.

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Navajo are 67 times more likely than other Americans to live without running water or a toilet. That's an injustice.

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1.6 million americans without running water or plumbing
 
40% of navajo families haul water home every day
 
navajo pay 67x more for the water they haul vs. piped water
 
 
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The Navajo Water Project is a community-managed utility alternative that brings hot and cold running water to homes without access to water or sewer lines.

It's the first system of its kind in the United States.

 
 
 

wells

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we develop new sources where water is pumped, treated and stored locally
 

systems

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our home water systems provide 1200 gallons of hot and cold running water and solar power

trucks

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we deliver water in food grade trucks to hundreds of families living close to each source
 

community

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the entire project is guided by a council of clients and local leaders
 
 
 

None of our work would be possible without the leadership of community members and the support of our local partners. Here are a few of them:

 
 
 

St. Bonaventure Mission

Navajo Mountain Chapter

 
 
 

We’ve done some incredible things together, and a few of them were caught on tape. Check out these videos. You can find more on our facebook and press page. And don’t forget to donate.

 
 
 

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