Providing clean water for the Hopi

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Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi

Project Report | Jan 5, 2024
Lower arsenic levels and water efforts move forward.

By Ernest Taho | Project Liaison

Heavy Equipment yard of the HAMP Project
Heavy Equipment yard of the HAMP Project

Since the last report, the arsenic issue has continued to affect the community villages of First and Second Mesa’s despite the H.A.M.P Project being completed. Only due minor issues relating to the pipeline, a few villages still not connected to the pipeline and there were still negotiations happening between the villages and H.A.M.P. over the high cost end-user’s water rates. The Idea of the H.A.M.P Project is to dig new wells further out and deeper into the Navajo Aquifer to bring clean water with less arsenic that is below the E.P.A. Regulations to have the communities move back into compliance. Now even though the new H.A.M.P. Project pipeline will have cleaner water running through it, it will still have arsenic in it that could potentionally still affect the community members with underlying conditions. So with that in mind, we are still moving forward with this project in assisting to lessen the arsenic levels evenmore in our waters. As we continue moving forward with the installations. We are also trying to keep up with our replacement dates on the homes with filter units already installed.

While the project continues out in Hopi, we are also continuing our efforts in fundraising. We recently did our third presentation for the filter project in good old Sedona, AZ back in September of last year.It was a pleasent two-day event with awesome guests wanting to get some knowledge on what water conditions Hopi's are facing. Not only I did a presentation but we had two other guest speakers. We had Mr. Leon McLaughlin CEO of the Clean Water Foundation of Washington help discribe our project and what the need of the situation is on Hopi. We than had Mr. Vernon Masayesva of the Black Mesa Trust Organization and Ex-Chairman of the Hopi Tribe (my mentor), describe the results of Peabody's mining to the lands and the overuse of the prestine water of the Navajo Aquifier used to transport the coal slurry. As a result from this event, we were able to purchase some Reverse Osmosis Replacement filters for at least 25 units which includes 2 carbon filters, 1 sediment filter, 1 membrane filter and 1 sub-filter.

We are also very excited to say that Mr. McLaughlin is making great and impressive movements in achiving awesome partners to join in his efforts to get children clean water around the world... His latest effort focuses on the partnership with in the Snoqualmie Tribe 8th Generation apparel. Together they will work on some projects to raise funds for more water filters ( see link for more information on the 8th Generation Apparel).

New HAMP water tank at Keams Canyon
New HAMP water tank at Keams Canyon
Making the connection to Keams Canyon
Making the connection to Keams Canyon
Last event of 2023 for the filter project.
Last event of 2023 for the filter project.
Introduction by Mrs. Martha Childress
Introduction by Mrs. Martha Childress
Mr. Vernon Masayesva giving his presentation.
Mr. Vernon Masayesva giving his presentation.
Mr. Leon McLaughlin giving the need of clean water
Mr. Leon McLaughlin giving the need of clean water
Me giving presentation of solar unit.
Me giving presentation of solar unit.
25 - R/O replacement from funds @ event in Sept
25 - R/O replacement from funds @ event in Sept
Leon with apparel from 8th Generation
Leon with apparel from 8th Generation

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Sep 6, 2023
HAMP Project and fundraising continue...

By Ernest Taho | Project Liaison

May 12, 2023
Fundraisers support Clean Water for the Hopi & Navajo!

By Nancy Rivard (adapted from Leon McLaughlin) | Project Leader with Ernest Taho

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