Navajo Nation Water Project





History Logs

Project Description

Region: North America

Country: USA

Location: Sun Lakes, AZ 85248

Total Budget: $79,550

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene

Water is Life on the Navajo Nation, USA

The Navajo Nation consists of about 200,000 Navajo Indians living on 25,000 square miles of reservation. Currently, about 70,000 do not have inside running tap water and/or toilet in their homes and 44 percent of their youth are in poverty. The Navajo Nation is in the States of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, USA.

These homes have no electricity and their water is delivered into above ground 50 gallon holding barrels in their yards by a water truck and then carried into the home by small containers.

Our objective is to install underground cisterns that will pump running water into 25 homes at a cost of $4,500 US per home for a total of $112,500 US and includes installation. The water system is furnished by DigDeep and consists of a 1,200 gallon in-ground cistern, solar panel, battery, electric pump, water filter, water heater, cabinet with sink and gray water leach field. Our Rotarians will provide hands-on assistance at time of installation.

We want to complete all 25 installations during this Rotary year 2018-2019.

We are fully funded from clubs and districts within the USA. We now need funds from clubs and districts outside the USA to comply with TRF requirement of 30% from international funding.

Primary Host Partner

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Sun Lakes

Primary Contact: Gary Whiting

Email: glw602bmw@wbhsi.com

Primary International Partner

District: 7090

Rotary Club of: Brantford-Sunrise

Primary Contact: Reg Madison

Email: regmadison13@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Completed". This means the project has been implemented and the report was accepted by The Rotary Foundation. The project will stay listed on this website as a testimony of the achievements of the project partners.

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1875037.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Sun Lakes (5495)





Brantford-Sunrise (7090)





Fort Collins-Breakfast (5440)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $27,000 with $2,500 DDF by krishna C Murthy of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins-Breakfast, District 5440.


System Entry

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Gary Whiting

This Global Grant is now complete and has been submitted to the Rotary Foundation for approval.


by Krishna Murthy

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.


by Krishna Murthy

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.


by Gary Whiting

Fully funded and project is underway. Hopefully to be completed by November, 2019.


by Krishna Murthy

Project got funded and being implemented and will be complete by set 2019


by Krishna Murthy

System Entry: Payment has been issued by The Rotary Foundation.


by Krishna Murthy

The project is being implemented and in the final stages and. May take several months for reporting


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Final Report sent to The Rotary Foundation.


by Krishna Murthy

System Entry: Final Report approved by The Rotary Foundation.

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