CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE FOR DINÈ, WHEATFIELDS COMMUNITY- MARCH 2019
In this Navajo (Diné) Nation community in Wheatfields Lake, Arizona, approximately 1000 people experience poor quality drinking water. There’s an abundance of water rights and a rich cultural history, yet a lack of water flow which has caused lake reservoirs to dry up. Contaminants have resulted in illnesses that have been reported in the community. Help us help this strong, beautiful community with clean drinking water!
Phase I Objectives Completed
– Partnered with Little Big Medicine & Tap the Flow 24
for a new clean water via filtration system.
– Installed Rainwater catchment system
– New water station, piping, and plumbing to homes.
– Educate the local community on sustaining and maintaining the system.
– Number of homes with water access increased due to our implemented solutions.
– Thousands of gallons of clean water consumed or used in each home.
– Collected feedback from community members based on water quality and health
WaterNow raised $2,500 to purchase rainwater catchment tanks, piping, water filters and materials. We will employ local labor and source local materials. We’ve met with President of Little Big Medicine Inc., Danny John and his wife Levina John on numerous occasions at their land in Arizona, USA. They feel this project will greatly enhance well-being, health, and morale of the community for generations to come.