O’Halleran Lauds $1.3 Million In Funding Awarded For Hopi Water Project

October 22, 2020
Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.3 million to the Hopi Tribe to fund the Hopi Arsenic Mitigation Project (HAMP), a regional water system that will address the Hopi Tribe’s arsenic concerns and deliver safe water to Hopi families.

“Access to safe drinking water is essential to protecting public health, and the Hopi Tribe has long struggled without the resources they need to address naturally occurring arsenic in their water supply and keep their community safe,” said O’Halleran. “Hopi Chairman Timothy L. Nuvangyaoma has been a tireless advocate for this project, and I am proud to have worked with him in securing this funding.”

The Hopi Arsenic Mitigation Project is a regional pipeline project that will deliver safe drinking water to four Hopi communities, serving 869 homes.

This funding comes as part of nearly $17 million awarded to tribes in Arizona during the EPA Pacific Southwest Tribal Conference.