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Grand Canyon's South Rim Returns to Normal Water Operations

An aerial view of a village within a forested area that is on the edge of a large canyon with sheer walls.
Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of the park. Photo courtesy of Aerial Filmworks, all rights reserved.

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News Release Date: October 15, 2019

Contact: Lily Daniels, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, AZ-  Water connectivity to Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim is restored. The park has removed water restrictions and resumed basic water conservation measures.

A valve leak, which prevented water from being pumped between the Indian Garden north pump house and the South Rim was identified last week. Park staff replaced the valve and restored the water connection over the holiday weekend.

Water services at the Indian Garden inner canyon facility was impacted by the valve leak Oct. 10-11. Water services were restored late on Oct. 11, and currently all inner canyon filling stations are available for visitor use. Trail users should always carry a method to treat water when hiking below the rim. Visit for more hiking tips. 

Grand Canyon National Park always operates under water conservation measures, encouraging all residents, visitors and businesses to mindfully use water and adopt basic water conservation practices. 

The National Park Service would like to thank its partners, staff, residents, and visitors for conserving water during this time and for their continued water conservation efforts.

Last updated: October 15, 2019

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