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Water Conservation Measures Initiated at Grand Canyon

Several cabins underneath a grove of green cottonwood trees along a creek in a ravine with cliffs on both sides.
Phantom Ranch along Bright Angel Creek

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News Release Date: March 17, 2020

Contact: Lily Daniels, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon National Park is initiating water conservation measures for the South Rim and inner canyon from March 17-22, 2020.

A leak was detected along the transcanyon pipeline near Phanton Ranch, and park staff are working to restore the water connection. The repair is expected to take two to three days.

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


Grand Canyon National Park has a large and complex water utility system that provides water to more than 6 million annual visitors in addition to the 2,500 residents that live in the park.

Grand Canyon National Park public health updates are available at:
https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/grand-canyon-national-park-public-health-update.htm



Last updated: March 17, 2020

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

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