Clean water at last

August 26, 2019
Completion report from our implementing partner, DigDeep:

The water at St. Michael’s Special Needs School used to be black, stinky and toxic. Not anymore!
Brianna Tsosie had this to say,
“I'm 14 years old and I'm a student at St. Michael's Association for Special Education, the only special needs school on the Navajo Reservation serving kids my age. Our tap water used to be black and stinky and it wasn't safe to drink. My classmates and I made a video and sent it to DigDeep asking for help!"

"My school used to spend thousands of dollars on bottled water every year. We even had to move the big bottles from building-to-building in wagons! Your donations helped us build a system to bring clean running water to our school."

"Most of my classmates are medically fragile. We need pure, clean water to bathe, drink, clean our medical equipment, and prepare our meals. Our friends at DigDeep designed a project that made sure our sinks, showers and toilets all have safe water."
  • DigDeep installed five FloWater machines to provide safe water in the short term.
  • DigDeep worked with skilled engineers to conduct water tests and draft a remediation plan.
  • Then the local utility helped clean the source water by flushing their lines.
  • DigDeep staff completely replaced the plumbing in 14 buildings.
  • Finally, they installed a combination of 18 carbon and 24 membrane filters.

Thank you to the following for supporting this project:
Bank Street School for Children, NY
Frances Richmond Middle School, NH
Harriet Bishop Elementary School, MN
Holy Rosary Catholic School, AR
Schiesher Elementary School in Lisle, IL

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