News Release

South Rim Water Tanks at Sustainable Levels; Park will Remain in Level 1 Water Conservation

water bottle filling station built on rock; juniper trees in background

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News Release Date: April 5, 2018

Contact: Emily Davis, 928-638-7609

Grand Canyon, AZ– After several weeks of pipeline breaks and water restrictions, water in storage on the South Rim of Grand Canyon has reached sustainable levels. Park operations will return to and stay at Level 1 water conservation measures.

In Level 1 water conservation, visitors, residents, and businesses will continue to use basic water conservation practices and mindful water use at all times. Under Level 1, park businesses can use the commercial bus wash. Some water conservation tips for visitors and residents include turning off the water while brushing teeth or shaving, washing only full loads of dishes or laundry, selectively flushing the toilet, and reporting leaks and wasteful water use to appropriate staff. Residents are also reminded to use non-potable water for plants, lawns, and washing vehicles and to not fill large-capacity water tanks in the park.

In the event of a future disruption in water delivery, the park will implement mandatory water restriction levels based on the volume of water in storage. Some restrictions may include the use of disposable dishes and utensils in restaurants; implementing low-water cleaning practices in hotel rooms; closing laundry, showers, and RV dump/fill station at Camper Services; and providing hand sanitizer in public restrooms.

The National Park Service would like to thank its partners, staff, residents and visitors for conserving water over the last several weeks and for their continued water conservation efforts.

Drinking water is available at various South Rim water bottle filling stations and at Indian Garden and Phantom Ranch in the inner canyon. Visit for more hiking tips.


Last updated: April 5, 2018

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