Running water to their homes…as of the end of March, 18 new families on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have it! For those families, who used to have to walk hundreds of yards to their nearest neighbor with a 5-gallon container, or waste gas driving long distances, having direct access to water has been life-transforming.
Each connection, which includes tapping into the line, installing a meter pit and a freezeless connect, as well as laying hundreds of feet of pipe, costs an average of $7,500 per household – a price way out of reach for many Pine Ridge families.
This year, we have committed to connecting 20 more households.
And as soon as funding is available, we will connect 200 of the “shovel ready” homes of the estimated more than 450 families waiting to be connected.
To bring running water to families, we need your gift today.
We are asking for your gift $25, $50, $100, or even more, to provide every family on Pine Ridge we can with water, as fast as we can. The only limitation to how quickly this can be accomplished is funding.
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