Water Delivery

Water is an extremely limited and precious resource in the dry and nearly barren environment of the Eastern Navajo Nation. It is also a constant concern for forty percent of Navajo households who rely on water hauling to meet their daily water needs for drinking, cooking, bathing and cleaning.

The Mission delivers water directly to the homes of residents who lack mobility, due to their advanced age or their lack of transportation means, to obtain their water.

Currently, our water truck is filled from an onsite well and delivers the potable water to more than 200 residences within a 50-mile radius. The Mission provides two 55-gallon barrels at each residence for the safe, sanitary storage of water and the barrels are filled on a bi-weekly basis.

Over the last 20 years, Mission workers have driven nearly 2 million miles to bring water to the residents of these widely dispersed and often isolated and impoverished households of the Eastern Navajo Nation.




St. Bonaventure Indian School is a private, Catholic school located at the southeastern edge of the Navajo Nation in Thoreau, NM. The school is one of the ministries of St. Bonaventure Indian Mission which serves the Diné of the area.

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St. Bonaventure Indian Mission & School is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the U.S. under 85-0326009.

25 Navarre Blvd W , Thoreau, NM 87323