Jul 13, 2018

Foundation Plans Navajo Nation Community Plumbing Challenge

The collaboration will aim to improve public health, while raising awareness to the value of plumbing expertise

Water foundation seeks volunteers for plumbing challenge
Water foundation seeks volunteers for plumbing challenge

The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) announced that the Navajo Water Project, an initiative of the nonprofit organization Dig Deep, will be the focus of IWSH’s 2018 International Community Plumbing Challenge from Oct. 22 to 26. The initiatives goal is to help ensure that every American has clean, running water. The Navajo Water Project is hosted by the St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School in Thoreau, N.M. 

A team of tradespeople will execute plumbing and construction projects to improve conditions for approximately 10 households nominated by Dig Deep, according the IWSH. The team will renovated kitchen and bathroom water accessories and install wastewater systems for the homes.

Residents and vocational students will also be involved in the project, which will showcase how plumbing expertise can positively impact public health in a community. IWSH is currently recruiting team members, sponsors and partners for the project. For more information and to join the cause, visit IWSH’s website here.