“More than 2.2 million Americans, through no fault of their own, lack access to the clean running water and basic indoor plumbing the rest of us take for granted.”

George McGraw – Founder, DigDeep

On the Navajo Nation in the US Southwest, families drive for hours to haul barrels of water to meet their basic needs.  In West Virginia, they drink from polluted streams.  In Alabama, parents warn their children not to play outside because their yards are flooded with sewage. Families living in Texas border towns worry because there is no running water to fight fires. Read more

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At IAPMO, we measure our success in lives, water and total lifecycle costs saved, contributing to strong healthy communities. Our non-profit arm, the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) assembles teams of skilled plumbing volunteers to improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene for a variety of communities in need. We connect with local leaders, governmental and nonprofit partners, labor organizations, and manufacturers.

IWSH partners with DigDeep’s Navajo Water Project to solve domestic water and sanitation issues on behalf of Native Americans in remote areas of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.


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DigDeep is an award-winning human-rights nonprofit, whose community-led projects bring clean, hot and cold running water into American homes that are without, while investing in further research, advocacy, and workforce development to close the U.S. Water Gap once and for all.