A break in a waterline has forced water conservation measures on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park once again is initiating water conservation measures for the South Rim due to a loss of water connectivity, according to the National Parks Traveler.

During the initial phase of the Grand Canyon Indian Garden north pump house replacement project, a leak occurred on an isolation valve between the South Rim and Indian Garden. The impact of the leak is disrupting water connectivity to the Indian Garden north pump house, which is also preventing water from being pumped to the South Rim. There’s no impact to the North Rim.

Park staff are working to restore the water connection and the park will remain in a conservation mode until further notice.

Water conservation measures in effect are:

  • No car or bus washing
  • No watering of lawns or plants
  • Using low water cleaning techniques and reduction of toilet flushing
  • Drinking water at restaurants will be provided by request and not automatically provided
  • Reduction of shower times and turning water off while brushing teeth

Within the inner canyon, drinking water is available at the Mile and a Half and Three Mile filling stations on the Bright Angel Trail as well as Bright Angel Campground, Phantom Ranch, Cottonwood Campground, Manzanita Day Use Area, Supai Tunnel, and the North Kaibab Trailhead.

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