Navajo Nation to receive stimulus funds for water infrastructure

07/9/2009 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

The 100 Navajo residents outside Sweetwater, Ariz., will no longer have to haul water by truck to the Indian reservation. Despite its name of Sweetwater, the local water supply for the community contains an excess of arsenic. The economic-stimulus package allocated $90 million to upgrade water infrastructure on tribal lands, including $13.3 million for more than 4,500 homes in the Navajo Nation.

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