Navajo Water Project Update

Navajo Water Project brings water to New Mexico family


Sun Lakes Rotarians Gary Whiting (back-left) and John McKoy (back-right), co-chairs of the Navajo Water Project, provided a home installation and inspection on a Navajo Nation home in Thoreau, New Mexico. The home houses two adults and four children (ages 2, 5, 6, 12). The 12-year-old girl in photo is responsible for packing water every day in the two buckets from another home’s water barrels that are 150 yards away. Each bucket with water weighs 20 lbs.  She carries both at the same time, summer and winter. The water is used for drinking and cooking. Bathing is done elsewhere. The installation included a 1,200-gallon cistern and french drain, solar on roof for running the water pump of the new system. The family will still need to use the outhouse located about 50 yards from the home and used by others in the clan. “This was a “hands-on” experience,” Gary said. “Each trip and installation make you appreciate inside running tap water and toilet.” International Services Director Dick Youngberg said our club supports the efforts of the Navajo Water Project through a the $2,500 donation from International Services Budget last fall. And please plan to attend David Simmer's induction as 2019-20 District 5495 Governor. The $40 per person cost to attend will be fully donated to bringing water and electricity to homes on the reservation surrounding Dilkon, Ariz. 

District Governor Induction
You're Invited
Hoohiki Party!
Induction of David Simmer
2019-20 District 5495 Governor
July 13 - 10:30 a.m. Brunch
Seven Canyons Golf Club
755 Golf Club Way
$40 per person
Proceeds to benefit Navajo Water Project
RSVP through July 5
Hurry! Space is limited
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Hawaiian shirts and renewed spirit of commitment encouraged!