“Hopi Tribe Pushes For Solutions In Long Struggle For Water”

“Some Hopi families don’t have running water. Many others have water tainted with arsenic. Steps toward fixes are finally taking shape.”

“MISHONGNOVI — At the end of a dusty road, beside two water tanks in the desert shrubs, a windmill spins in the breeze.

From a spigot, water flows through a blue hose and gushes into a bucket.

When the water reaches the brim, Kayla Johnson heaves the bucket into the back of her family’s car. Her younger brother, Terron, holds the hose and keeps the stream running into a 5-gallon jug.

“We come here often,” said Kayla, a 17-year-old high school senior. “This water will last us about two days tops, depending on what we're needing it for.””

Ian James reports for the Arizona Republic December 14, 2020.

SEE ALSO:

“‘Everything Is Drying Up': As Springs On Hopi Land Decline, A Sacred Connection Is Threatened” (Arizona Republic)

“‘We Need Water To Survive': Hopi Tribe Pushes For Solutions In Long Struggle For Water” (Arizona Republic)

“‘Everything Depends On The Corn': As Crops Wither, The Hopi Fear For Their Way Of Life” (Arizona Republic)