Taŋyáŋ yahí. Welcome. My name is Elan! I’ve been fascinated by water supply systems ever since my reservation’s water supply was changed from groundwater to the nearby river. The state environmental quality department told us that our groundwater was dangerous. Chemicals from industries upgradient of our wells made it into the water. Cleanup was going to be expensive, so we installed a small water treatment plant along the river. My class toured the plant when it was built, and it was amazing how many components go into the design of a water treatment facility. One day, I want to be an environmental engineer and help less fortunate communities get safe water to drink.