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Native America Calling: Solving Native American wastewater challenges
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Friday, April 22, 2022

Solving Native American wastewater challenges
Native Americans are less likely to have reliable access to adequate wastewater systems than any other population in the country.

Not only is that a health threat for individual Native people, it also poses significant environmental concerns. Tribes with resources can develop sophisticated treatment networks.

Some individuals are able to maintain home treatment systems. There are many others who fall through the cracks.

But there is hope on the horizon with new infrastructure money and recognition that addressing the wastewater gap is necessary.

Guests on Native America Calling
David Harvey, deputy director of the Indian Health Service Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction

Rex Kontz (Navajo), deputy general manager at Navajo Tribal Utilities Authority

Ronson Chee (Navajo), founder and principal engineer of Riley Engineering

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