Club to bring more water to Navajo families

Rotary Club of Sedona is this year's host club for Phase II of the Navajo Water Project, which will bring running water to families in Dilkon. The project has installed over 200 in-home water systems on the Navajo Nation since 2017. The installations include a 1,200 gallon tank installed underground at the home and solar cells to provide power for the pump to bring water inside for the first time. Water trucks circulate every three to four weeks to fill the tank. Each installation costs $4,500. Immediate Past District 5495 Governor David Simmer said, "We will raise as much as we can, so we can do as many homes as possible.” David said about $75-80,000 has already been raised from District 5495, Mexico, the international partner, and various clubs across the country and Mexico. The project's non-profit partner is DigDeep Right to Water Project, which has also conducted hygiene training in local schools in conjunction with installations. The club will make sure installations are completed, give progress updates, and fund raise.