COVID-19 Relief Package Includes Navajo Settlement, Funds For Infrastructure
A recent COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress includes assistance for Navajo Nation water development in Utah, where more than 40% of Navajo homes lack running water or adequate sanitation.
In Oljato, a community on the Arizona-Utah border, a single spigot serves about 900,000 homes.
But the COVID-19 relief bill included legislation that will secure Navajo water rights, including a portion of Utah’s Colorado River apportionment.
The bill included funds for water infrastructure, as well as health, education and transportation needs.