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The water at St. Michael's Special Needs School used to be black, stinky and toxic.

You helped us fix it. 

 
 
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We're putting the final touches on the project, and clean water is already flowing. Help us celebrate by paying St. Michael's water bill for five years!

 
 

$41,442.85

 

GOAL: $50,000.00

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100% of your donation will pay St. Michael's water bills so they can reinvest those funds in their students, teachers and classrooms! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I'm 14 years old and I'm a student at St. Michael's Association for Special Education, the only special needs school on the Navajo Reservation serving kids my age.

Our tap water used to be black and stinky and it wasn't safe to drink. My classmates and I made this video and sent it to DigDeep asking for help!

 
 
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Most of my classmates are medically fragile. We need pure, clean water to bathe, drink, clean our medical equipment, and prepare our meals.

 
 

Our friends at DigDeep designed a project that made sure our sinks, showers and toilets all have safe water.

 
 
 
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TEMPORARY FILTERS

DigDeep installed five FloWater machines to provide safe water in the short term.

 
 
 
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TESTING

DigDeep worked with skilled engineers to conduct water tests and draft a remediation plan.

 
 
 
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SOURCE

Then the local utility helped clean the source water by flushing their lines.

 
 
 
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PLUMBING

DigDeep staff completely replaced the plumbing in 14 buildings.

 
 
 
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FILTERS

Finally, they installed a combination of 18 carbon and 24 membrane filters.

 
 
 

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DigDeep is the only non-profit working to ensure that every American has clean water, forever.

They help families, communities and schools (like St. Michael's!) get clean, running water. They've been working on the Navajo Nation since 2013.

 
 
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My students are vulnerable. I think it’s shocking that THEY DON'T HAVE access to clean water.

Jessie Gross, Multisensory Special Educator