Hundreds of Homes in the Navajo Nation Get Long-Awaited Running Water

Hundreds of Homes in the Navajo Nation Get Long-Awaited Running Water
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More than one-third of homes within the Navajo Nation are without running water. Photo Credit: Slava Keyzman

Over one-third of the homes within the Navajo Nation—which spans Utah, Arizona and New Mexico–do not have running water. So at the outset of the pandemic, Jonathon Nez, President of the Navajo Nation, vowed to bring water lines to those homes in need. Leaders of the Navajo Nation have been pushing for decades to bring accessible drinking water to more Navajo homes. Congress recently approved funding that will be used to supply more than 300 homes with drinking water as part of pandemic-related relief.

HEALTH RISKS AND LACK OF ACCESS

The Navajo Nation may be one of the areas most heavily affected by COVID-19 in the United States. Living without running water has forced approximately half of Navajo Nation residents living in Utah to transport water to their homes for personal use. Family members must fill containers at communal wells or purchase bottle.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains



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